We, myself Oliver and Yesica, would like to ask all of you with this campaign to
help us in sending Luis and Gabriela, the granparents of our son Elian, to visit us in Italy.
We are asking this help to you because it might be the last time that Luis and Gabriela could see Elian.
Elian is our son of 2 1/2 years.
In late 2018 he was diagnosed with Infantile Autism Syndrome.
After the initial shock we are trying to cope with the situation, which till today is not easy.
There are good days and there are bad days.
Elian will probably need professional help for most of his life,
although we still have hope that all will be better in the future when he is growing up.
For Elian it is difficult to travel and therefore to visit his grandparents. It creates a lot of stress for him, if he is taken out of his environment. Obviously we do not want to cause him more stress than he is already experiencing and are not visiting his family in Honduras.
The added costs of the therapy, the necessary change of housing ( with a much higher rent to be paid now)
to be close to the hospital for his therapies and the fact that Yesica needs to be with Elian 24/7 is putting quite some pressure on our financial situation.
We are coping with what I earn, but it is impossible to invite Elian's grandparents to visit us here in Italy.
Luis and Gabriela, coming from a humble background in Honduras do also not have the financial means to
allow them to travel to Europe.
They have worked all their life and still are in their small shop from early morning till late in the evening, although approaching soon 80 years of age.
Due to this advanced age, the possibility for them to travel due to health rerasons will decrease every year.
That all combined let me to this step, to ask you to help us with this big wish,
to have the parents of my wife, the grandparents of my son Elian with us for the summer-time of 2019.
We would require somewhere near 5000 Euros including all travel expenses, the necessary medical insurance, and the costs related in Italy for up to 3 months.
It is a big amount, and if we would not get near this figure, we would use this money to help Luis and Gabriela financially a bit more than we actually do.
We thank you in advance, even for the smallest donation and wish you and your loved ones all the best.
Elian, Yesica and Oliver
P.s. to protect the privacy of our little one, we will not post pictures of him where he can be recognised.
We hope that you understand that. Thanks a lot