I would never ask for financial help from anyone, even less for something that is not vital or medical. But this year has been special and I would need your temporary help. I had to go to France last November when my father was hospitalized for a stroke, and my son and I had to go again late February for his funerals. I am still paying for these Nov. and Feb. plane tickets which were very expensive ($2531 per ticket for the February trip, and I paid for two! Can you imagine!) because we took the first flight available after learning that he was hospitalized in emergency and didn't have any other choice. Sadly even the first flight that was not fast enough and we weren't able to see him and say goodbye.
Paris' largest museum of Architecture, la Cité de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine, is now organizing a public tribute for my father on June 18th and I can't possibly pay for new tickets, especially in the high season when they are expensive. I have found "reasonably" priced tickets ($2407 w/ stop over for two tickets + taxes) and I thought I could maybe use the money I would inherit to pay for them. But it turns out there will be just enough money to pay my share of my dad's funerals cost and of a little financial support for my mother. It pains me to ask for your help, but it would mean a lot to me and my son to be present for this tribute and I can't put the tickets on my credit card again while still paying for the last ones as well as coping for the money loss for the work missed during my time in Paris.
But it's only a temporary loan. I would either reimburse you later (as soon as possible) or would gladly work for you for the same amount of money on any project that would require a French/English bilingual, award-winning graphic designer. If you would prefer to donate rather than lend, I will offer to the highest donor this Sheppard Fairey's 2009 "Jasper Johns" signed and numbered 18x24 silk print. It's numbered 192/450, brand new and is protected in a sleeve. The print is sold out. Thank you so much for any help and any amount, I am very grateful. Gus will be too. And my family happy we can share this event.
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