Hello my name is Matthew and I use to be a helicopter pilot. I have flew helicopters for about 10 years all over the United States. I have taught several how to fly them as a instructor and had so many good times doing it, but over the past year I have grown wary of them due to several accidents that have claimed the lives of good friends of mine. With that I have decided to step away from flying them because I want to be around for my wife and kids for a long time and to be able to support them. I still have a place for aviation in my heart though and have decided to move to the airlines were the industry has a much better safety record and the money opportunities are much greater. I have been sponsored by a regional airline and with there program to take helicopter pilots to get the training to fly planes. They have been helping pay for my training to make this happen however flight training is not cheep and it is not going to be enough. I am falling short about ten to fifteen thousand dollars of completing the hours required. Since I left my helicopter pilot job and moved into a job that pays much less I have been struggling to by all my bills and my credit has suffer from that. I no longer have the credit to qualify for a loan to cover this amount. I found this site and have decided to ask you for help and your generous donation to make this life changing event complete. It has been very frustrating to think of how much more I would be making as a airline pilot and it being just out of reach and in a way to show you that I would be internally grateful for your help I would like to assure you that I plan on repaying you by one day being able to turn around and help another person that is also struggling and show them that there are people that care and to not give up on dreams. This may be done in the same way you have helped me or in another fashion but I want to be able to help all the same if not more in the future as a silent way to say thank you. I am very grateful for your help and again thank you so much.