Help my mom come for my graduation

Hello! My name is Artem Kolesov. I am originally from Russia and come from a family of 6 boys. I am a fourth year music student attending Dalhousie University and completing my Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance degree this Spring.  In 2010, I was given the opportunity of a lifetime to leave Russia and attend Dalhousie University to pursue my dream and passion of playing violin due to getting a full scholarship from Dalhousie.
With the love and support from my family I found much success from a very young age. For example, I was honored to perform solo with Saint Petersburg Philharmonic several times as well as winning international competitions in Europe and Russia. Through every success and failure my mom was always by my side, even when my father left our family. Although it was very difficult for my mom, she found the strenghth in herself to let me go to another country at the age of 16 and receive the education I needed. Right now, with the collapse of ruble and an extremly critical political and economical situation in Russia, it became financially impossible for my mom to come for my graduation. Her expenses will include, but are not limited to, translation and gathering of documents, visa application fees, plane tickets and stay while in Canada.
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Artem Kolesov 
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Timberlea, NS
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