Part one of this project can be seen here (https://gogetfunding.com/project/one-shot,-one-opportunity). I will quote the main description of part 1 here in full, and continue with additional comments in bold.
I developed a close, yet distance relationship with this girl over the past several months, after meeting her through a political writer, Hussein Ibish (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hussein_Ibish). I have began real relationships from a distance before, so I know what the transition from phones and email to real life is really like, and how to judge whether there is any real potential in it. I truly see this relationship as something that could become serious - I am not only infatuated, but perhaps for the first time see traits in her that would allow this to grow and last.
The first problem is that she is in Toronto, where she is taking college courses for the year, and I am in South Carolina, on a completely strapped budget as I try to get a house repaired and ready to be sold (here's proof, in the form of me tilling dirt in the front yard: http://tinyurl.com/cnc2tq9) while working to stay on the sugar-free, simple carbohydrate-free, gluten and caseine-free diet required by what I now know is Aspergers (consuming any of these foods can cause bizarre episodes which I now know to be simple partial seizures.)
The second problem is that she leaves Toronto to return to Pakistan at the end of December.
My only possible window for meeting her is, thus, around November and December.
If the meeting goes well, there is a chance she could return to the United States in the near future. Otherwise, my chance very may well be gone forever - of course it would be too much to expect that she commit to staying an extended period of time here when we haven't even yet met in person.
Ideally, I would like to stay for an entire month, from mid-November to mid-December. If I don't manage to find enough funding for that, I would be happy with at least a week. But I am going to create a second project for that funding.
We've already discussed the possibility of us meeting, and I know without any doubt she is more than willing. But she thinks I'm going to be unable to make it there before she leaves - and at least for now, she's right. So if I manage to do this, I'm going to surprise her: I'm going to tell her I'm sending her a gift, and that she has to come to a certain P.O. Box at a certain hour to get it. When she gets there, I plan to be there (with the camera) - where she'll recognize me.
The $500 on part 1 will cover the cost of busing from South Carolina to Toronto as well as the camera I plan to give her as a gift. Here, I am hoping to raise (at least) $1400 to cover the cost of (at least) a week of decent hotel stay in Toronto. Any additional funding over $1400 will go towards a longer stay.
For any donations over $200, I will keep in touch with you and seriously plan on finding a way to repay (figuratively?) as a sign of my continuing gratitude, as soon as this house is sold and my budget is not so strapped as it is right now.