Steeper than in the movies: how sending a boy to a poor Filipina changed their lives after 15 years

The story of an American young man that happened to him 18 years ago resembles a real fairy tale or love melodrama. Except for the exception that all this was in fact.

Back in 2000, seven-year-old Tirel Wolf participated in a charity event called Operation Christmas Child. In the shoe box, the boy folded school stationery, toys, a letter and his photo. After Tyrela's parents took the box to the church, the boy safely forgot about it. And the parcel itself at that time went to a poor Filipino family.

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Nobody remembered this until in 2009 on Facebook a girl named Joana Marcant wrote to Tyrela. Not knowing who it was, the guy decided not to answer.

Soon the girl knocked again on Tyrela's friends, and then he asked who she was.Joana told him about a package with a letter and a photo sent about ten years ago. It turns out that the girl even wrote a response letter, but it got lost somewhere.

Tyrel by this time had absolutely forgotten about the charity event and even asked his mother if it really was. Mom confirmed everything, and young people began to communicate.

After a year of communication, they decided to meet. Tirel earned money for the trip and went to Manila. The young man was terribly worried because it was his first trip and besides, he was all alone. However, having met at the airport with Joan, he realized that all experiences were in vain.

Together, the young people spent 10 days, while Tirel was struck by the low standard of living in the girl’s house. Leaving, he promised her to return.

What he, in fact, did, only for a month. This second meeting predetermined everything. Tyrel asked Joana's parents for their hands, and they agreed. The lovers played a wedding in America at the ranch of the groom's parents.

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Steeper than in the movies: how sending a boy to a poor Filipina changed their lives after 15 years

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Steeper than in the movies: how sending a boy to a poor Filipina changed their lives after 15 years

Steeper than in the movies: how sending a boy to a poor Filipina changed their lives after 15 years

Steeper than in the movies: how sending a boy to a poor Filipina changed their lives after 15 years

Steeper than in the movies: how sending a boy to a poor Filipina changed their lives after 15 years

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Steeper than in the movies: how sending a boy to a poor Filipina changed their lives after 15 years

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Steeper than in the movies: how sending a boy to a poor Filipina changed their lives after 15 years

Steeper than in the movies: how sending a boy to a poor Filipina changed their lives after 15 years

Steeper than in the movies: how sending a boy to a poor Filipina changed their lives after 15 years

Steeper than in the movies: how sending a boy to a poor Filipina changed their lives after 15 years

Steeper than in the movies: how sending a boy to a poor Filipina changed their lives after 15 years

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Steeper than in the movies: how sending a boy to a poor Filipina changed their lives after 15 years

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