In 2010 I turned my life around... thanks to an amazing friend I managed to come back from a mental breakdown and had help to convince a judge I could change. I was on the ledge of going to prison but was offered a second chance. I used that chance to make some drastic life changes. I went to school and became a honest citizen. Seven years later after graduating while living my father at the age of 30 I finally saw that my hard work was about to pay off. I was blessed with a well paid job working on a ship for 30 days at a time. I decided to employ my self for three months. Sold my car and was in the process of selling my real estate which had made my life more difficult the last year’s and I felt all my hard work was finally about to pay off.
A simple man made mistake lead to the unexpected event that I was sent home after the second tour. I felt so sorry for my self. All my hard work for all the years was ruined in my opinion. Life once again found a way to destroy my dreams... poor thing. I went on a big bender... and endless stories could be told. But three months later I ran out of money and had gained all my debt again when i found my self in a small city in Peru. To be exact one of the poorest and most dangerous city in South America – Huanuco. The great people of huanuco and all citizen of Peru have had their share of difficult days. Still my problems made me feel sorry for my self. But here I could feel superior and as a less of a failure than I obviously had become. And the resentment of few souls surprised me at first.. I could not understand how some people could ever look down at me for all my privileges. I lived through some of my darkest moment in life sobering up in this beautiful city.
During these days I had one ray of sunlight a young man working in the hotel I lived in. This man supported me while I cried for all the problems I could not handle. Cheered me up and gave me hope. I cried for blowing yet another chance for a good life. I never even asked him about his life.. his dreams.. his life.
After returning In a better state I finally talked to this man and got to know him. He never had my chances and had to work for all the things I never thought twice about. The reason for me feeling as a failure and going on this massive bender were privileged things he would not dream of. Today his mother is sick and he sees no other way to accomplish his dreams of going after his education than enrolling in the army to be able to support his mother and in the process gain funding for his education
My dream was to somehow do something to somehow give the young beautiful and loving citizens of Huanuco a better chance to follow their dreams. Not everyone are blessed with the privilege at least i don´t think twice about. But i will be damned if my friend has to join the army to accomplish his dream. And to avoid making him a target he will not be named. And to avoid the obvious thought of a scam a respected police officer, Geancarlos Espinoza Miguel from Huanuco will be responsible to handover funds raised and the only person available to access any funds that will be raised.