Alexis is 15 from Manson, IA. She was born with normal hearing and vision but due to Autosomal Dominant Optic Atrophy + (an OPA1 genetic mutation) Alexis has lost her hearing & has had 2 cochlear implant surgeries. Alexis is now slowly losing her vision and is starting to have some balance problems. Her current vision without glasses is 20/600 and with glasses 20/50. Her dream is to travel the world before she can no longer see it. Alexis along with her family have set up this gofundme campaign to help her travel and see as much as she can before she can no longer see it.
So far this campaign has helped Alexis travel to France where she got to go to the top of the Eiffel Tower, tour the Louvre, take a Seine river cruise, see Notre Dame, the Pont de Grenelle Statue of Liberty & the Arc de Triomphe, try a lot of french food, visit Disneyland Paris, enjoy French culture & much more. She was able to travel to the U.K. Where she got to see the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace, ride the London Eye, see the Tower of London, Tower Bridge, Big Ben & Parliment, Enjoy some time in Hyde Park, take a Thames river cruise, ride on a double decker bus, tour Salisbury Cathedral, explore roman bath's and visit Stone Henge. Soon she will be traveling to Germany for two weeks and in the future she hopes to visit Hawaii and see a volcano, travel to Iceland to see the Northern Lights & visit the blue lagoon, go to Ireland and see the Giant's Causeway, visit the colosseum in Rome. She also hopes to see Niagra Falls and New York City and much more.