Marlin & Family

44348830_157747148865597_r.jpegAlexis and I went on a cruise ship with our friends Everth & Rebecca.  On our cruise we met a man named Marlin who was one of the waiters who was with us every night.  We befriended him and learned a lot through conversation and our time spent with each other.  When we left the cruise I remained in contact with him and one of the other waiters from the cruise.

Marlin is from Jamaica and has four children.  There isn't much work in Jamaica for Marlin so for him to make money he works on the cruise ships.  He signs contracts to go to sea and work on the ship for many months at a time (typically 6-9).  All of the money he makes is for his family in Jamaica.

He expressed to me in our last conversations how he has lost many extended family members in the last year (few months) and all of his money has gone to medical bills, funerals, etc.  He is typically able to save money on his cruise that will get him and his family through the year.  However, he is returning in January and isn't sure what he's going to do for money between his cruise ship contract.

My heart goes out to him because he is a good guy, working hard for his family, spending time away from his family to provide, and has resolved medical bills for his extended family.  

I'm trying to raise money for a donation to Marlin and his family.  A one time giving to a man in need for his family.  If you are pulled at all to Marlin's story I'm asking a donation to be sent directly to him and his family.

PS...He does not know I'm doing this, and I would like to make it a surprise for him in the coming New Year.

Thank you!  If you have questions you can reach out to me and I'm happy to answer any questions.

Donations

  • Kent Wyatt 
    • $100 
    • 5 mos
  • Richard Bischoff  
    • $50 
    • 6 mos
  • Jason House 
    • $100 
    • 6 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 6 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 6 mos

Organizer

Dustin Elliott 
Organizer
Myrtle Beach, SC
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