¥70,000raised of ¥1,000,000.00 goal
I am a single father of 2 junior high school age boys, twin boys actually. I live in Okinawa, Japan, and until recently, my boys were living in Kanagawa, Japan with their mother. 2 months ago, their mother sent the boys to live with me due to stress and health related issues, and now is asking me to take custody of the boys. Of course, I am super willing to do so as I feel that they need their father in their life to guide them as they go through their teenage years and become young adults. The only problem is that the boys were taken away from their friends, school, and life that they are missing everyday. For those of you who don't know about the geography of Japan, Okinawa is a small island located far off the mainland, where my boys were living before. I want to take them back to the mainland, back to their previous area, so they can go back to the life they were comfortable with, and where the opportunities for their bright future are much broader than here on this small island. My sons are skateboarders and have big dreams of a skateboarding life. The level of skateparks and other skateboarders are so much higher in the mainland than here on Okinawa. I want to be able to support their dreams. I've always lived a simple life, working and sending money to my boys every month, basically living paycheck to paycheck. So now I find my self in the situation where I am trying to raise funds so that I can take them back to the mainland and start a new life with them. These funds will be used to move our household goods and my vehicle, as well as paying the security deposits and other fees associated with moving into a new place. The total cost to me is around $7,500, or roughly equivalent to 1,000,000 Japanese yen. If there is anybody out there that is willing and able to donate to our cause, we would be forever grateful to the kindness and generosity. Of course my kids do not know that I am trying to raise funds to help move them back to the mainland, but if all goes well, I will definitely tell them in the future about this experience and hope that it allows them to see life from a different perspective, a perspective of selflessness, a perspective of sharing and helping those in need, as I find myself in the same position currently.
- Eric Honeycutt
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