Letter(s) to Matt (USA)

Letter 1

Hello Matt. I have got my visa. It is nice. :-) Don't laugh at me. This is my first american document. And this is my way to my future. I want to show it to you because you are the part of my future life too. I want you to understand me right way. You are the only man I know in the US. And I want to meet you as soon as I come. I havn't written you for a while. I am sorry. I know I had to think about you and just write you a short note earlier. I had a problem I must solve before I write you anything. I know you worry for me. As you see from the subject of my letter things doesn't smile at me. I am sad and confused. I don't want to tell it to you. I know you want to meet me. But I will be unable to come to the US by my own. I need a sponsor to pay my travel. Matt I want to describe the situation in detail. In my last letter I told you I would have a talking with Anatoly about funding my travel by trade union. I met him and he said that our trade union will not pay my travel. I asked why and how it may be? They carry out this exchange program without funding it? He said it is not right. Our government arranges traveling papers, visas, contract with American government. They also pay salary and provide place for living for american doctors coming to work in Russia. Travel expenses must be covered from local hospital budget or our trade union. My hospital refused to pay travelling and trade union can't pay for it too because Moscow didn't send money. Anatoly said it is because of the non-coordination of our government. I asked him what can I do? He said I can pay my travel by my own or find a sponsor. I must pay only my travel to the USA. When I get there I will be paid by american government. Well, I asked him how much I must pay. When he said the sum I was really confused. It is $1150 USD. I knew I didn't have such sum and I even can't borrow it from someone here. Anatoly was very sorry for me. He said such things happen often. The government conduct some program and doesn't fund it. Anatoly also said the department changed the date of the flight. He was called from Moscow and told the flight would be on December 30. The changes were caused by poor financing and the department gave additional 10 days. So I've got more time to find money. After the talking I went to bank trying to get a loan. But when they leant I was coming to the USA they refused to me. I talked to my friends trying to find money but I knew they didn't have such sum. This is my salary for 6 months. I tryed to ask for sponsorship in some commercial companies but they don't want to deal with me without any profit. Anatoly said I need to find a private sponsor and I thought about you. Matt I didn't want to ask you for any help. I wanted to do everything by my own. But I don't have any other options. My flight is on December 30, 2005. I must be in Moscow with money by this time. I will fly to New York if I have money and I won't fly in other cases. I have not enough time to find money here and I want to ask you to be my sponsor. Matt I understand everything you may think about me. I hate asking people for money and I always try to do everything by my own. But now I really need your financial assistance. I estimated everything. I will reimburse you this sum in one month. I also can pay you extra money back. I will work in your state for sure. I don't know where yet but I'll try to be as close as possible. I will learn the hospital in New York city and I'll call you from there. I will earn at least $3000 a month and I will have a place to live. You see I will be able to return you the money. Matt you are the only man I know in the USA. I don't want to mix our relationship and money. But I don't have anyone else to ask for this help. I know if things even will not work out between us we will remain good friends. I don't want to lie you and say that I love you. I can't say it to a man I have never met. But you must know that I have the warmest feelings for you and I want to develop them. You know what this travel means for me. It is my only chance to come to America and start new life. It also maybe new life start for you... or for us. I am honest woman and I honestly tell you that I will never hurt you or cheat you. I will be there for ten months. This is more than enough to make a decision about us. Matt I have already told you about my plans for future. I want to come to the USA, earn some money to start my own business and find good man to love each other and enjoy our life together. I think I have already found this man... Smile. YOU. When I heard from Anatoly that my future ruined I was so stressed and confused. I don't want to give it up. I still have my hope. You are the only man who can help me. Matt, be my sponsor! Help me to overcome it, please. I will wait for your answer with all my hope. Yours truly. Vera