My dear friends! Thank you for being interested in my story… I’m Marcos Freytes, I’m 26 years old, and I’m also a Venezuelan English Professor that has had the honor of working for the University of Carabobo in Valencia, Venezuela, and other institutions teaching teenagers and kids. I love my job and honestly I believe this is the best profession ever.
Unfortunately, due to the social, political
and economic crisis we are facing nowadays; my life has suffered lots
of changes that forced me to thinking of leaving my country,
especially because of my health conditions that could be seriously
affected because I have a disability called “Spastic Diplegia” as a
result of my premature birth, (I was bon 3 months earlier) and as a
result of that, I walk a little bit “different” from most of the
people I know, I limp because my right leg is 4 centimeters shorter
than the left one.
Though it has not impeded me to have a
normal life, recently I discovered that my hip is starting “an
exhaustion” process and I need a special kind of shoe to compensate
the centimeters I don’t have on the right leg, and on the other hand,
living here in Venezuela is not easy at all, the money I earn is not
enough to buy the most basic things we need to live worthily, and so I
cannot pay for the shoe, because the necessary material to make it is
not produced here anymore.
If you need to see the medical notes certifying the necessity of
the shoe or the disability just let me know and I’ll share them
with you (They’re written in Spanish)
So, I need to go abroad to look for the
place where I could get the shoe I must wear to walk, work and
specially LIVE better. The money I’ll receive from your generosity is
going to be used for:
- Buying the bus/air ticket to Perú $600 (The price is fluctuating) (From Valencia, Venezuela to Lima)
- Paying for accommodations and meals $300
- Transportation (in Perú) $100
Notice that I’m just asking for the money I need for the travel, because asking for the money I need for the shoe would be not fair, so once I’m in Perú I will look for a job and with that money I’m paying for the shoe. I promise once I reach the goal, I will record a video where I would read the names of all the donors. The video thanking you all will be publicly published and could be seen by anyone; and I’ll show you step by step, how’s everything going until I’m in Perú. Finally, I promise that I will make a public donation to Caritas Venezuela and I’m sure they will use that money in favor of all of those who really need it! (20% of each contribution you do)
So, help me to achieve my dream in Perú and give Caritas Venezuela a useful hand!