Date with Daughter Marine Corps Ball in Ethiopia

Michael Jordan Start Date: Oct 8, 2016 - End Date: Nov 16, 2016
  • Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

My Travel Story

by: Michael Jordan Start Date: Oct 8, 2016 - End Date: Nov 16, 2016
It is very simple; I have not seen my daughter in over a year and a half. She went from El Salvador (1 year) straight to Ethiopia (6 Months so far). My daughter is 22 and Loves her country as I do.  I can not miss this opportunity. I was a great father and dad but not a good father figure. I, like a lot of people had a problem with alcohol. I was not there for her most of her life due to my problem. As of Sept 27 2015 I decided had to make a change in my life (she did not know this at the time) or I would not live. About 6 months ago she found out about my walk with the lord and what I was doing to change my life. Before this we spoke, but not like dad and daughter and now we face time, and text on a regular basis.

First week September I just sent a text saying I missed her. And she replied asking to be her date at the Marine Corps Ball. Not knowing where it was, I said I was in without hesitation or thought. Then she told me it is in Ethiopia so I told her I will make it happen no matter what.

So when I sent a picture of my NEW passport she replied with a picture of round trip tickets for me to Africa. That being said I started to look into the other costs associated (Not Cheap). Now I know it will happen I just need a little help... Due to the fact that I am still working a get well job as well as Lyft (2 jobs) not much sleep over the last 2 weeks but I am dedicated to do this. I would never try to get help in this way, but a friend told me to check it out. Any little bit would help and I would be so great full for anything. 
Thank you all in advance and God Bless you All.
  • Addis Ababa, Ethiopia