Dear family and friends!
7 days after the start of the campaign we crossed the 700k$ of collections with plenty of promised donations to come in the next few weeks. Who would have believed it a couple of weeks ago? It turns out that daring to dream big may be lifesaving. With help of love and hard work miracles happen! I am so glad that my family and my friends pushed me to fight even if the victory looked impossible at first glance. Now everything seems possible.
Our Visa application to the US was accepted today at the end of a long and detailed interview at the US Consulate. We have also received the National Interest Exception allowing us to enter the USA during the pandemic despite the ongoing presidential proclamation. We did not expect to get two in one, but are happy to take it! Our passports will be sent back within the next 10 days allowing us to travel to Pittsburgh around March 28/29!
Thank you so much for your help and support through these incredible times.
Ira & Misha