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It's a love story that spans more than 25 years....Our tale came together through wild coincidences and chance occurances...the blessing of social media helped us reach our destiny...and now we are so close to our forever happy ending. But we ... More ...

It's a love story that spans more than 25 years....Our tale came together through wild coincidences and chance occurances...the blessing of social media helped us reach our destiny...and now we are so close to our forever happy ending. But we urgently need help.

When we were just teenagers, Gary and I connected over a distance of 3200 miles, through the school penpal program. I had written to ask for a penpal in the UK, and was given the name of a girl in South Wales to write to. By the time my letter and picture reached her, she, for whatever reason, did not want to continue, so she brought them to her school and asked if anyone would like to write to me. Gary took my letter and picture and replied.

Over the next four years, from the age of 14 to 18, I wrote with my penpal...eventually sending tapes to each other and finally, one sweet day, graduating to phone calls. We fell in love and scarcely a day went by when we didn't talk. Plans were made for visits, but unfortunately the money that was spent on the phone made that impossible. Young love soon met with youthful restlessness...and we split up in 1993.

Over the years, filled with regret and longing, we both tried in vain to reach each other. Our lives took their own winding paths and we tried our best to live without the soothing comfort that our companionship had brought. So many times, I wondered what could have been. What path my life would have been had I not taken that tragic turn all those years ago.

In 2013, by an absolute coincidence (another one!), I found the love of my life again. This time by a random photo online. Facebook reconnected us quickly...and through online chats, video calls and eventually visits, we rekindled seamlessly the love that we had lost so long ago.

My wonderful husband and I were married on January 27th, 2014, so many years after that strange little mistake that had brought us together. We know now that we will be together forever, no matter what the odds...and we long so much to have the happiness that we had waited for all this time.

Together with my daughter, we have formed a lovely little family. We would love to add to that family as well...and have everything we've ever wanted. 

Unfortunately, the red tape has caught up with us once again. Immigration costs are mounting...and now a pricey and lengthy waiver process looms before us. We have written our tale in affidavits, we are gathering all of the necessary proof and paperwork....but one horrid thing remains. 

The cost.

The $1500 dollars that is required for legal fees and filing fees is due on Christmas Eve...and with all of our ongoing household expenses and debts, we just don't know how we can do it. Without filing these papers, we face separation and failure. My husband will likely be told to leave...and we will be apart once again. Our family is so very important to us..and we've come so very far already...we just need one more miracle to make our lifelong wishes come true.

With your help, we can get the legal papers sent off and we can continue on with our lifelong dream: to keep the family we've worked so hard and waited so long for

Please, please find it in your hearts to help us.

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