First of all, I`d like to share our story with You. My boyfriend, Marijus, has a psychological disorder, resulting in him having a difficulty integrating into the community. His family and I are the only people he`s close to. We met in high school, which I will graduate next spring and he did a year ago. We`ve been together for three years already and those were the best years of my life. I miss this honest, smart, amazing person more than anything…But that`s not the case right now.
We both come from families facing financial problems. As economic growth rate is low in our country, it`s really difficult to find a job, especially for school students. Due to these circumstances, Marijus took a gap year after school and moved to the UK, where he`s working 16 or more hours a day to earn enough money to attend the university. He`s coming back to Lithuania in the end of July to say his goodbyes before leaving for a longer period and it just so happens that his 20th birthday is on July 31st. The thing is, he never had a chance to celebrate his day in a way that most of the people take for granted – a big special day with friends, gifts and surprises. But this time I want it to be truly extraordinary - I want to organize him a remarkable trip to local observatory in Molėtai, as astronomy is his biggest passion which Marijus developed while living in Lithuania, but now doesn`t have an opportunity to engage in due to light pollution in London. Stargazing is what allows him to feel free and escape from the obstacles he struggles to face daily.
And that`s where You, a person reading this, could come in. We really need some money for the night in the observatory and the trip, so every single cent will be highly appreciated. Please, help us make this dream come true and know, that You`ve made a real difference in someone`s life.
P.S. If You wish, You can email me your address and we`ll send You a souvenir or a postcard from the observatory with handwritten “thank you” note :)