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Goal: $10,000.00

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Rico Principe

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I am taking my dog Benji on a slow road trip with me to Washington, D.C. to promote awareness for AVM/BRAIN ANEURYSM and to lobby congress to pass a bill that will officially declare Sep... more


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Updated posted by Rico Principe 1 month ago

Due to health reasons, I am discontinuing the road trip and I will be in Washington, D.C. in May to help the Brain Aneurysm Foundation lobby Congress to pass the resolutions declaring September as National AVM/Brain Aneurysm Awareness Month. To those who donated and want to get their donation back, email me your address at ricoprincipe@gmail.com.


Created by Rico Principe on December 28, 2013

I am taking my dog Benji on a slow road trip with me to Washington, D.C. to promote awareness for AVM/BRAIN ANEURYSM and to lobby congress to pass a bill that will officially declare September as National Brain Aneurysm Awareness Month. The trip will start on February 9, 2014 which is the tenth year anniversary of my ruptured brain aneurysm and God willing, we will be in Washington D.C. in May where I will join the group from the Brain Aneurysm Foundation. I will be meeting fellow brain aneurysm survivors along the way (coming and going) and I will gather signatures from people who have been affected by brain aneurysm which I hope to personally bring with me when I get a meeting with Vice-President Joe Biden who himself is a brain aneurysm survivor. I will be stopping in cities where I have fellow survivors, personal friends and relatives. I will be documenting the trip by posting daily blogs with photos and videos. I hope to get people's attention and generate media coverage along the way. Because of my medical condition, I have to travel at a slow pace. The money raised will be used in making my vehicle roadworthy and to cover my expenses for the six months or so that it might take to finish the whole trip.


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Rico, you know you have all my best wishes! I cannot donate to your fund right now but will see you when you come to Upstate NY! I do have a gift card for you to help out with meals for the continuation of your journey. I'm hoping to also be able to join the Lobby on Congress in May! What type of food are you feeding Benji? I can also help out with some for him! Best of luck in your travels!

posted by Carol Smith 2 months ago

If I could arrange flights to and from the US I took would walk every step with you Rico this is an important acknowledgement good luck fellow survivor and Benji xx

posted by Wendy Lloyd 3 months ago

WOW! Rico & Benji. That's gonna be some road trip. Good for you Rico. Lots of luck!

posted by Toni Wijshijer 3 months ago

YEAH!!!! I am so excited for you !!! AMAZING leap of faith!! Will be waiting!!

posted by Marie Hitchcock-Irschik 3 months ago

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$1,546 raised by 38 people in 3 months.


Susan Myers

2 months ago


On behalf of my Mom, Paula Rodriguez, who is recovering from a ruptured aneurysm (11-17-13) and my family, thank you from the bottom of our hearts for taking this journey to show awareness for this heartbreaking disease. May you find yourself surrounded by hope, love and faith during your travels. God Bless you and yours.



Crystal Dunn

2 months ago


Rico, I wish you the best of luck on this journey. Your voice will hopefully make a difference. Travel safe




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rosanna souza

2 months ago


Rico, Wishing you a blessed journey across our beautiful country! Rosanna



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Karen Cindrick

3 months ago


Thank you my friend for spreading the word & for being such an amazing friend..safe travels & I hope to meet you xoxo



Larry Minetti

3 months ago


Good luck, have a safe trip.


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