To whom it may concern,
My name is Mihails, I go by Michael, just makes things easier. I am an ex….hell ex everything. I have done more jobs and studied more subjects then I can count or remember. I still do not think I am clever or smart.
My first job was that of a welder fabricator at a shipyard in Russia, at the age of 13.
One day a clean-up crew dredge showed up and asked the lot of us a question…the question was- “who here has balls?” Not listening enough or paying attention, I raised my hand. 4 weeks later I was diver number 3 on a dredging operation. I loved that job, the danger, the rush, the pay, the people and the responsibility.
Years on, I came to the UK, went to Uni, had a son, got divorced, became a single dad, worked in offices, was a security officer, worked for the BBC, lived the dream.
I am 31 and not a day goes by that doesn’t take me back to that job. Being a commercial diver, is what led me all my life, influenced me and taught me about so much. And now I come to you to ask for help in becoming once more a certified commercial diver. I work in Manchester UK, as a mechanical engineer, sounds smart and cool, right? In truth I am not much more than a glorified welder, I make just enough to support my son and myself, but that is it. I can’t save up much, as my wages go towards the bills, food, my boy, transportation etc. By the end of the month I have between £20 and £40 left in my account. I have been putting all that away into a savings account for my son, so he can have a better future and not face the struggles his dad has, or at least not as many. I am here asking for a lot of money, at least in my opinion. The course that I need to do, in order to be certified as a commercial diver is just shy of £12000, I can secure a loan from my bank for £8000. The remaining £4000 has got to come from somewhere. That is why I am writing this letter. If you or anyone you know is able to assist in any way, I will be eternally grateful and will do my best to pay back the money if and when my dream comes to fruition.
Thank you for the time it took to read my story.