Fighting to travel before I'm blind
My name is Destiny Nash from Chevak, Alaska. I have retina pegmontosa, inherited degenerative eye disease that causes severe vision impairment. I have had this condition since birth and my vision is progressivly getting worse. Currently my acuity is 20/200 in my left eye and 40/200 in my right eye, I will eventully lose all of my vision.
Even though Alaska is a beautiful state, I have never left Alaska, my dream has been to travel to the lower 48 and see the West Coast. I will need to stay at hotels along the way and I can not drive so plan to use public transportation. I would like to visit Seattle, Portland and California on my way down the West Coast. I also hope to visit the National Parks along the way. Depending on how many resources I can generate, I would like to expand my visit to maybe NY, Florida, Washington D.C. I am 18 years old and I am uncertain how much longer I will have my vision. Please help me make my dream of traveling the U.S come true.
We visited Seattle, San Francisco, Disneyland, Grand Canyon, Michigan, Canada, Niagara Falls, NY and went on an amazing cruise.
Thank you to all who supported us and to Matt Yeoman & Sue Wilson from Travel Navigator for planning the trip.
I will never forget it.
You all have help Destiny raise $13,000 of her $15,000 goal! WOW Thank you internet, Thank you GoFundMe!
I am so happy for her and what this trip means to her, dream can come true.
UPDATE: Destiny and Grandma are all booked for one amazing trip, 7 day cruise, time in Seattle, San Fran, Disneyland, Grand Canyon, Michigan and New York. This is all because of you!
We really need to reach the goal of $15,000 to make sure all expenses are covered, right now she has enough to make the trip happen but not a lot of flexibility. I would personally feel more comfortable if she had the full $15,000 to cover everything and leave a little room for special things like fancy dinners, additional attractions, unexpected cab rides and a plush Mickey Mouse! Sorry my inner Disney geek came out a little there...
Thank you all for your continued support and this is proof that when great people get together anything is possible. Keep sharing and keep donating!
Come to Houston, Texas, Destiny! It's not very pretty, but it's the 4th largest city population in the U.S. we have beaches, a big, beautiful skyline, and NASA! And the best food in the country :) I'd be happy to show you and your grandma around the city and some southern hospitality :)