Sam and Elise's Dream Honeymoon

Hi, my name is Ian Black, but this is not about me. This is about my best friend, Sam Torres.

The lovely young lady next to him is his fiancee, Elise. As you can see, they're pretty great.

After dating for four years, Sam and Elise are getting married in October and they could not be more excited!

But there's a small problem. Sam has cerebral palsy, which usually isn't much of an issue, but recently his health has been pretty poor. He's not able to work right now and is applying for disability benefits from the government, but that is a long and difficult process. After almost nine months, he's still waiting to get approved

The bottom line is this: since Sam can't work, he and Elise have had a tough time saving up for their wedding, and unfortunately don't have enough to put towards their honeymoon. After seeing them love each other through the easy and the hard times over the past few years, it's really hard for me to accept that they won't get to enjoy the start of their married life on a honeymoon.

According to Sam and Elise, their dream honeymoon would be a cruise to a tropical destination. The money raised will cover the cost of airfare, a 7-day cruise to the Caribbean, and other expenses. 

I've known Sam and Elise for a long time, and I know that they would be more than happy to get married without going on a honeymoon. But I also believe that this would make their wedding experience even more memorable and exciting. 

We need the funds by mid-September in order to make this happen. This will allow me to book the plane and cruise tickets in time for the wedding.

If you decide to contribute, I want to thank you in advance, from the bottom of my heart. If this happens, it would truly mean the world to Sam and Elise, and I can't think of two people more deserving of a dream honeymoon.


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  • Sandy Richey 
    • $25 
    • 42 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 43 mos
  • Jim & Marie Zimmerman 
    • $50 
    • 43 mos
  • Catie & Chris Almacellas 
    • $100 
    • 43 mos
  • Jonathan Auris 
    • $100 
    • 43 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Ian Black 
Harleysville, PA
Elise Nielsen 
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