Make a blind man's dream come true!

My name is Dan Mancina. You may know me as “The Blind Skateboarder” from your social media feed. When I was 22 years old I was diagnosed with a retinal degenerative disease that caused me to lose my vision very quickly. When I eventually lost my sight altogether I went into a deep depression because I felt I had lost my life. I was truly confused and frustrated at the fact that I couldn't do what I loved. Skateboarding was my passion in life and I thought that being blind would make that impossible forever. After a long period of depression, I decided I was not going to let my disease or disability affect me and I wanted to show others that they could do anything they desire if they put their minds to it. I made a video of myself skateboarding and received an incredible amount of likes, reposts and positive feedback from friends, family, and some major social media outlets.

I am now trying to raise $50K to make my dream of having a TV show or web series that inspires not only disabled people but can show everyone whether they are disabled, hate their 9-5 job, or are in a relationship that is toxic that they can overcome it. My plan is to travel the world while inspiring others to follow their dream. I plan on riding a bull, doing a backflip on a wakeboard, skydiving, stunt man work for movies, skateboard the mega ramp, and believe it or not, I even want to be the first blind person in space. I have never done anything like this before and although I feel a bit weird about asking for money I truly believe that this show and platform will inspire others and will also allow me to feel whole again.

Thank you for your support and helping me to achieve this goal.

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  • nick shaieb 
    • $25 
    • 32 mos
  • Taylor LaShure 
    • $50 
    • 32 mos
  • Pablo Saravanja 
    • $25 
    • 32 mos
  • Sarah Lewkow 
    • $25 
    • 33 mos
  • Nick Voorhees 
    • $500 
    • 33 mos
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Organizer

Daniel Mancina 
Organizer
Birmingham, MI
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