John, my name is Edgar Ballesteros, I am a Naval Academy graduate class of 77, i was in 26th company and i am from Venezuela. I believe our classmate Jim Kear sent you my previous email.regarding my current situation in my country. I´m really sorry and embarrassed to have to write to you under this circumstances but i feel i don´t have other option. The economy of Venezuela is badly damaged and prices of all goods, food, medicines, clothes, spare parts, have gone through the roof and keep rising while incomes are low. I managed the situation for a while but i have to support my daughter and her three children since her husband left to work in Ecuador and has not had any luck over there and is trying to return to Venezuela, plus i have responsibility with my sick mother who needs medicines that are to expensive and hard to find, some times we have to go to Colombia to buy them. I allready spent my savings and had to sell some tools and appliances. So in this situation i wrote to some classmates from 26th company and Jim Kear contacted others, asking for economic help and thank god recieved contributions from 5 of them. Those contributios helped us so far through this difficult year but this resources are allmost over. So i can only appeal to the good heart and generosity of our class through you who are the Class President to help me and my family to survive this year expecting in the near future to have the changes we need to get over this situation. Any amount is well received, 10, 20 50 bucks, the contributions can be sent to the paypal account of a neighbour and friend: firstname.lastname@example.org or to the link: https://www.paypal.me/EMarquez560, on Subject write : Curso ingles CILEM. Please help us and god bless you and your family.