“THIS IS SUCH A DREAM COME TRUE. I REALLY CAN’T BELIEVE IT’S HAPPENING.”
— Elvira Jinadu, 20, daughter of
very hard to pay him back.”
Although the GoFundMe campaign helped with a portion of the costs, Bayo Jinadu hasn’t quite reached the $9,000 he needs to cover everything. He also had to apply for a “affidavits of support,” claiming legal responsibility for his children, which cost him an additional $480, and there’s still the plane tickets for his children, which cost up to $2,000 each. But he’s not discouraged.
“I know that I’ll be reunited with them soon,” Jinadu said.
Despite the financial setback, he and his children remain grateful to the people who donated to bring them one step closer to being reunited. Elvira Jinadu, who said she’ll miss her friends and other family members, couldn’t be more thankful for the opportunity.
“I want to thank them all so much for helping us come to America,” she said. “This is such a dream come true. I really can’t believe it’s happening.”