Help Les visit his home country!

Bennett Thomas Start Date: Jun 9, 2018 - End Date: Aug 7, 2018
  • Budapest, Hungary

My Travel Story

by: Bennett Thomas Start Date: Jun 9, 2018 - End Date: Aug 7, 2018
Hi! My name is Bennett and I am a 25 year old student working full time while I attend college. I live next to a very nice older gentlemen, who I have gotten to know well over the last four years. Laszlo, Les for short, is 70 years old. He is retired and on disability, living paycheck to paycheck. Les is from Hungary, and has only been able to visit home a few times since he moved to America in early 2000.
The last time he visited was in 2005 when his father passed away. He's told me since I've known him that he dreams of going to Hungary again one last time, since he does not believe he has many more years left where he'd be in the shape to travel like this. He has two daughters in Hungary he would like to reunite with as well. Since he lives on a very small income, a round trip plane ticket like this is way out of Les's budget.
Over these few years I've lived next to Les, he's shown me what a great person and spirit he is. He's always eager to help and teach me since I'm still a new homeowner. I want to help him very badly, but being a college student myself makes this well out of my means unfortunately. I would love to give back to Les by giving him this amazing opportunity to visit his home country and family before he is no longer able to.
Lets help him visit his home country one last time! I would appreciate any help at all, this would mean the world to him.
  • Budapest, Hungary