Hello everyone, My name is Nghia. I am 20 years old. I'm studying engineering at an institute in Massachusetts. I'm raising money for me to be able to come to Sacramento to meet my girlfriend. Please don't jump to the conclusion and say that I'm childish and selfish, asking for money to meet my little girl. I'd like you to keep reading to see if my story can change your mind. My girlfriend's name is Anh. She lives in California, all the way to the other coast. She is 1 year younger than me. I and my girlfriend met through an online game. I know it's weird, but it just happened. We have been together since 2010. That makes it 5 years this year. Everything has been going well and smoothly for us... except the distance. To answer all the questions that are bugging you right now, yes I have no ways to know if she's loyal and faithful to me and so does she. Trust is what keeps us together and moving forward. But we can also do things that normal couples do: we play online games together, we watch online movies together, we read books together, we have a lot of gossips that last for hours, and so on. We even have some photos together. She really likes to photoshop our faces to make them look like we were in the same photos. (The photo that I have posted here was made last year. I have also attached a photo of me a few days ago in my apartment). We have been through ups and downs, super highs and also really lows that I lost count of how many times we have cried together to get through. All I'm trying to say is I love her. I love her so much and I don't want our tale to end at this point. I want to push our relationship further when we get into adulthood. This May 26 is my girlsfriend's high school graduation (this piece here is another backstory of ours). After that, she will attend an in-state university. I'm afraid that she will get so busy that she won't have time to spend with me. And also, because she has been there with me to take on anything that life threw at both me and her, I want my visit to her place to be a big gift for her as a way to express my grateful heart. Having seen me and talked to me through Skype for 5 years, I'm sure hugging me in real life will make very happy (or not, if fate decides to turn her back on me). Seeing her playing with our faces in Photoshop really pains my heart, I want my girlfriend to at least have photos do not need her photoshoppings. Writing essays and asking others for help are never my strong points. I have always been writing reports and scientific papers, and relying on no one else but myself to do my best for my dream. But now, one of my two dreams is about to get crushed if I don't do anything. I can't handle this matter alone this time, actually. I need help... My plan is to get to her place (Sacramento, CA) one day before the graduation to figure out the roads and ways. Then I will leave one day after to get back on my projects. I searched on cheapair.com for the prices of the flights and the hotels and found out that around $500 for the flights and $100 for a good hotel. I am asking for $800 to cover the part that might come unexpected such as the prices and fees. I humbly ask you to lend me a hand to see my dream come true. Anything will help at this point, even something small: an encouragement to cheer me up, a few words to let me know that I can do it, or you could help me spread the word to others. If you have reached this point and decided not to help, I'm still thankful that you read my long story. To clear up some of the questions that might come at me, I know starting the project at this point is very late. I tried all my best to at least get my plan started and not sit on the papers. I have been drowned in work and projects on my campus that I could not break this plan into pieces to fit in my schedule. Also, to some adults, those words above may sound immature and childish coming from a guy still trying to figure out what to do with his life. I mustered all of my guts to write those feelings that I have for my girlfriend. It is still the beginning for me. The long exhausting fight is coming and has yet to come on stage until all the players are gathered. Thank you for taking your time to read this story. Is it not the best thing to love others and be loved by others, expecting the unexpected? Warm wishes, Nghia.