Life is difficult but it is beautiful. And that was exactly what we learned the very moment we met for the first time, more than a year ago, at the airport in Rio de janeiro.
Since that first sight, since that first hug and since that first "I love you" we have known how much we love each other and how strong and deep is our love.
Our story began when we contacted over the Internet to exchange information about plant’s biotechnology (plants is a matter that fascinates us both) and, gradually, was born the wonderful love that we share today.
She is Flaviane, she is from Rio de Janeiro, and is a scientist dedicated to research in the field of Phytomedicine (plant extracts with antiviral effect and so on) and she is also Botany Illustrator (discipline that consists of drawing images of botanical species evidencing all its details); and I'm Pablo, I'm from Buenos Aires and I am a science teacher in high school. Both of us are fascinated about plants and everything that has to do with plants and their characteristics. In fact that was, as I mentioned, the issue that brought us closer to each other.
After several trips in both directions to visit each other and to continue to cultivate this incredible love, we decided that next year we will start our life together here in Buenos Aires.
Matters relating to the paperwork are very easy as there is an agreement between Argentina and Brazil to facilitate procedures for citizens of both countries. However, the main difficulty we face is financial side (a teacher and a scientist from developing countries do not have anything easy, of course). And it is precisely for this reason that we initiated this crowdfunding campaign.
We decided not to set any conditions or requirements. Any help will be welcome and will be used to forge the beginnings of our life together.
As a gratitude for your collaboration we offer to be included in a mailing list that we have made to be in permanent contact with all our partners & FRIENDS in order they can know as accurately as possible how we have used the help received.
We also offer to send by mail several paper copies of good quality (ready to frame) of many drawings of botanical art made by Flaviane (and believe me, they are really beautiful!! as you can see in the pictures attached below).
Finally we want to express that we know that there are much more important and more urgent campaigns than ours. We have that point sufficiently clear. So we only ask some help to start to walk together the path of life and build a beautiful future together, and continue to confirm, day after day, that although life is not easy it is so beautiful at the same time.
Many thanks and infinite blessings to all.
Flaviane & Pablo
For further information drop us a line and we will answer right back.
Some photos of us and of Flaviane's drawings: