17 years ago I left Canada, my world was crumbling and I needed to take action for the sake of my happiness. I decided Aruba would be the Island I would make my home, sun bathe everyday, drink the fresh water of coconuts and sale boats. So I went to Germany to work and make monies for my Aruba dream to come true. I ended up working in an Irish bar where I met the most special souls, turns out they were Irish and there was a whole country full of these unique humans!
The rest is history and now I live in Cork, Ireland. I've been here on and off for 17 years and recently went through a close to 2 year battle with immigration Ireland to allow me to stay, or atleast grant me a decision to stay...any decision would have been nice. In that time I wasn't allowed to work, study, or leave Ireland. In that time I was not able to visit my home or my family. In that time I was forced to put on hold the business I wanted to open when I came back. In that time I was forced to spend what I saved for my dream business on living with no income. Every penny that went out stayed out. I eventually was granted a visa which I may renew yearly. One battle won!
In that time I lost a little bit of myself. I was in Immigration Ireland Limbo. In that time I learned what it was to be an immigrant, no matter what country you are from 'dirt' & ' insignificant ' is how you are treated. So I ask you now for a donation towards my Immigration Battle, lawyers fees, the cost of becoming an Irish Citizen and my passport.
I need your help, every little helps 5€, 50€, 0.5€ It's all going to Immigration Ireland never having a say in my future again. Freedom from a government having a say in my happiness. This decision to ask for help hasn't been easy but sometimes you just need to ask.
What can I offer back?
50€ gets you an hour acupuncture treatment with full consultation.
Any donation will be met with gratitude and the knowledge that you have helped me to gain peace of mind, which is priceless.
Merci in advance xx
- Brian O'Sullivan
- Alan Kennedy
- John & Rachel Durcan
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