My name is David Fernandez, I’m 20 years old and I’m a Venezuelan Oakland Athletics fan since 2012. I was actually a Yankee fan when I was a kid, I even celebrate the 2009 World Series, I went crazy after Hideki Matsui hit that base clearing double after fouling like 4 balls to RF and I also celebrate like a crazy persom after Cano and Teixiera made the final out despite it was past midnight. I study Industrial Engineering from 8AM to 5PM and after that, I have to work from 6PM to 12AM to help my mom with the food and other things like medicines to my grandmother and diapers to my 8 months cousin.
As I said above, I’m from Venezuela, I’m sure that many of you have heard about the current problems that we are going through, the economy is in a total collapse, the wages are not good enough to buy food, and basically every other aspect is completely rotten. I don’t want to make this a political post about how the current government ruined my country and my youth, so here and here are a few articles if you guys want to inform.
So instead of being a normal guy who logs in here and writes a post about his favorite team, I found myself in this embarrassing position of ask you guys just a little bit of help, literally is a very tiny help, because two American dollar ($ 2) is the equivalent of what I earn every month of work (around 400.000 bolivars) and with that money that I earn every 3 weeks, I could only buy a hamburger (although I don’t spend it in that). All the money I earn goes to my family and it’s not enough to go through the day by day. To give you guys a reference, I would have to work two months without spending a single cent in order to buy a regular sub at subway.
So that’s basically why I’m posting this, to see if you guys could help me with just a little bit, and not only me, my family too. The guys at Athletics Nations chipped in some bu bucks, and I will be forever grateful with them, I love those guys (you can see it here). You might not believe me because hey, it’s easy to try and steal easy money from people who I don’t even know and I understand that, but sincerely , I’m doing this because is a real necessity and I had to give it a try despite the fact that this is quite embarrassing. So it’s up to you guys, if you want to help me, this is my PayPal account (firstname.lastname@example.org), and any help will be much appreciated. 50 cents, 1 dollar, 10 dollars, whatever amount you want, I will be forever grateful.
Also, you guys now have Sonny Gray, who is my favorite baseball player on the planet, I try to watch every single Yankees game when he pitches and I root for you guys, almost every single time because I hate the Red Sox with all my heart. Thanks for reading fellas.