Over the last couple of years I have been helping DV lottery selectees around the world. I have spent countless hours (typically at least 10 to 20 hours each week) learning about the process, answering questions from selectees, creating this website and extracting/publishing the CEAC data. I hope and know that this knowledge has helped many people, and have been thanked many times – for which I am truly grateful.Some people have asked if they can extend the “thank you” and donate something to contribute to the costs of running the website and my time – which is very kind of them.I have been working on a book to guide people through the process step by step and I am almost ready to make that available through Amazon. I planned to use any income from that book to pay for something I could enjoy with my daughter (almost 7 years old) who sees me working on DV lottery forums and BritSimonSays as my “second job”. She, frankly, misses out from the time I spend, but I feel that helping people through this process is important work. So – she would like me to build a “secret” treehouse (shhh – don’t say the secret out loud), so she and I could spend some quality time together.
However, I didn’t start doing this for money, and I want to continue providing information to those that need it, free of charge. So – in order to keep this as a public resource, I would prefer to publish the new information (guides to the process) on my webpage instead of the book – I would feel better about that idea.
So perhaps you want to help with the treehouse project. It shouldn’t be much – just a few dollars – and only if/when you can afford it. You can click the link below to donate and leave a comment.
I also would love to see a few comments on this page that I could read to my daughter to explain why Daddy likes to help all his “friends who want to live in America”. Her name is Sofia…
Thank you all and good luck!
June 5, 2019 at 2:09 am
I want to be a filmmaker, and moving to the US has been my dream since I was a little girl. Going through the whole visa process was terrifying and every step of the way I learnt to google “britsimon” followed by my question, and then calmly move on to the next step. This year in January our green cards arrived.
Your website is an invaluable resource and I really appreciate how much time you have put into it. I hope that whatever Sofia’s dreams are she can rely on people like you to guide her, help calm her nerves and inform her decisions.
Many, many thanks. You’ve helped my dream come true.
June 5, 2019 at 5:31 am
Thank you for the kind words Jamie, best of luck in the USA following your dream.
If you want to cast a grumpy old guy for one of your movies, call me.
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