Dear friends, supporters, and kind souls,
My name is Riccardo, I’m 49yo and I am reaching out to you today with a heavy heart and a plea for assistance. Originally from Italy, I moved to the United States nearly five years ago, following my passion as an international Ballroom Dancer coach and competition judge. It was a dream come true to pursue my career in this vibrant country, and I was fortunate enough to secure a work permit under the extraordinary abilities visa due to my extensive experience and credentials in the field.
However, my life took an unexpected turn when I fell into an abusive relationship shortly after marrying in December 2020. The emotional trauma inflicted upon me during this time has been profound and has left scars that require intensive treatment. With the support of loved ones and professionals, I am taking the courageous steps towards healing and rebuilding my life.
One crucial aspect of moving forward is obtaining my green card, which will provide me with the stability and security I need to fully recover and thrive. I have sought legal assistance from a compassionate lawyer who is guiding me through the complex process of filing for a green card. Unfortunately, the fees associated with this legal representation amount to approximately $10,000 – a sum that I am currently unable to afford.
Due to my current circumstances, I am unable to work until I receive authorization, leaving me in a precarious financial situation. I am struggling to cover basic necessities such as rent, bills, and even food for myself. Additionally, the prospect of traveling without proper documentation jeopardizes my chances of obtaining my green card, further adding to my distress.
I have explored every avenue available to me, but the road ahead remains daunting and uncertain. It is with humility and vulnerability that I reach out to you today, humbly asking for your support during this challenging time. Your generosity can make a tangible difference in my life, offering me the lifeline I desperately need to navigate this difficult journey towards healing and independence.
Whether it’s through a donation, sharing my story, or offering words of encouragement, every gesture of kindness will be deeply appreciated and will bring me one step closer to a brighter future. From the depths of my heart, I thank you for taking the time to read my plea and for considering how you can help me in my time of need.
With gratitude and hope,