Bok, ja sam Zdenko
Riding a bike changed my life. Now it can help somebody else to change theirs.
Dream's come true. Just dream big.
Hello everybody! Thank you for taking time to read my first gofund campaign ever. Project three wheels of happines now has a new goal. We need car for club HEO. Feel free to contact them if you want help directly. https://klub-heo-zagreb.hr/o-nama/klub-heo/
If you met me 4 years ago, you would not recognize me. I was a different guy. Different mindset, different looking. Then, everything changed. I met this crazy French guy on his yellow bike, who came one day to my house after I confirmed that he can use my couch as a place to spend a night. I still can remember that moment, the weather was awful, raining all that day, you know what he did - he smiled as somebody who came from a nice swim in a pool.
Beacuse of him, I tried to ride a bike, like that I got a new road bike, and went on a short 100 miles trip. The same year I went 200 miles. Two year's later, while riding I met this older guy from Britain, driving his recumbent bike. I was intrigued, and almost a year after that I got myself one. That same year I went with a recumbent bike from Croatia to Amsterdam, 1200 miles long trip. And now, four years after getting hooked up to peddals by French guy, I am in the USA, riding my recumbent trike from San Francisco to New York. Living the best days of my life, trying every day to make it even better. For me, for people, I met on the road, and now for kids in Croatia who need help to achieve their dreams.
But not all dream's are the same. One of the bravest you can dream of is to be healthy again. Others dream to have quality equipment to do their sports activities, the ones that are not broken or glued together to endure one more practice. So, three wheels of happiness are spinning for those little dreamers, but with very big dreams. All of you can help, by donating. For every kilometer I pass on this trip, my goal is to collect a dollar. Total off 5500 dollars. By keeping pushing the wheels, you keep pushing a dream.
I was a coward, not to start this from the start of my trip, but I admit that I was scared. Of mountains, of desserts, of being me. And now I know, that I can achieve everything. Even though I am almost halfway on my trip, writing this in Kansas.
All the money from this fundraiser will go for need's off:
Udruga Klub Heo, - The first Croatian association of parents of children suffering from malignant disease. Most of the money all of us collect will be donated to HEO. Their apartment needs rebuilding and they are in looking for a car that parents coming with ill children can use. My eyes got wet and my heart sad only looking at the pictures. Yes, we can help.I wake up every morning, buckle up and start pedaling. Now for those little guys.
Nk Mladost Čačinci (football club). The money will go for equipment, especially for their football school. Spend in this club 2 seasons. How much some people give them into working with children is absolutely fascinating. Would love to help them in their work.
Plivački club Orahovica (swimming club, part of triathlon club Swibir). Donation in money, their young athletes attending sport's events all over Europe, and triathlon is not covered by Croatian Olympic Committee that usually covers the cost of these events. In only a few years of training, they achieved to be a part of Croatian representatives, and one of first in the history of my town - Orahovica.https://klub-heo-zagreb.hr/o-nama/klub-heo/ https://www.facebook.com/sdmladostcacinci/ https://www.facebook.com/pkorahovica/
My route so far. Harts are camping, star is place where i slept in bed :)
*A big thank you ms. Diana Dalic for helping out in receiving funds from the campaign!