Fighting to travel before I'm blind

$14,905 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 338 people in 37 months
Hello,

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.
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I’d like to say thank you to everyone who has supported me and also who are still supporting me. A big thanks to Sue, Matt and Bethannie Yeoman for helping me accomplish my biggest goal to experience of the journey out of Alaska for my first time. At the moment I am working on to going to a program for the blind in San Pablo California. The program is called Hatlen Center for the blind. It’s a school to help learn independence for the blind. I am blessed in my life since I set the campaign up. A big thanks to the team of gofundme!
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THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR SUPPORT, IT WAS A DREAM TRIP!

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.

-Destiny
At the Grand Canyon!
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Thanks to all of the supporters of this fund Destiny is traveling to the lower 48 on her dream trip. First she will be on a Princess Cruise to Seattle and the down the west coast. Here is a pic she wanted to share of her on the cruise! Thanks again for your support. Please continue to share and donate as this can add extra adventures to her trip. -Matt
Destiny Leg 1 - Princess Cruise
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Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

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!

-Matt
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Howie Shi
32 months ago
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Can someone contact Ellen or something? This girl deserves to visit the lower 48 at any cost. Destiny, keep fighting and stay strong...

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Jackie Purcell
37 months ago
9
9

Pulling for you Destiny! You are brave and strong.

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Sheri Sedgeley
32 months ago
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7

How wonderful! Please contact my sorority Delta Gamma. Our philanthropy is for the blind.

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Marty Starks
36 months ago
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Please do another update Des', and maybe include a pic with your Grandma, who will be your travel companion. Take care!

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Rachael Van Oranje
32 months ago
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5

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 :)

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Gracie Lanla
32 months ago
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Be strong, best wish for you!

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David Smith
32 months ago
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Shayna Rowe has a great idea that could be expanded for Destiny through out the lower 48. Safe places to stay for a few days in each state and each host could show Destiny around where they live before she moved on to the next safe house.

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Shayna Rowe
32 months ago
2
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Amazing! My best to you... If you travel through Tennessee, I can offer you a safe place to stay while you pass through. I am in Hardin County. I serious, and I can be reached at (731)614-8477 :)

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Marty Starks
8 months ago
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Long time, no talk. So happy you got to travel and now have a new goal. Good luck, Destiny... and Happy Holidays!

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Coco Sam
10 months ago
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hi i tried to donate but unfortunately refuse my visa although there is money i think because my country not registered on this website i feel you i love travel so much you have o eyes i have no wings to fly

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Thee Mandeezi Tartella
13 months ago
1
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I am happy you achieved your goal, I also pray that I will be able to be funded as well.

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Brooke Nicole
14 months ago
1
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Hi! I am so touched by your story! I would be honored to help you plan your travel so you can see the most and experience everything you want to experience! ♥

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Crystal Elaine Casares
18 months ago
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Ill help you i want you to see all that you can see so blessed you got to visit my home town seattle wa you will be in my prays

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David S. Smith
23 months ago
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Happy to see you got to see part of the lower 48 and you did see some awesome sites, the Grand Canyon and Niagara Falls are two I have seen and they are something.

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Justin Bazan
24 months ago
1
1

Safe Travles! Enjoy!

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Patricia Fick
25 months ago
1
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Hope you are having an amazing trip Destiny! Jesus loves you and so does our Alaska Mission Team!

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Marty Starks
31 months ago
1
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LOVE the pic of you and Grandma! Cute jacket, too! Hugs to ya... Cant wait for your travels to begin!

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GN Paul
32 months ago
1
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www.oneikathetraveller.com ASKED ADVICE FROM https://www.facebook.com/OneikaTheTraveller/

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GN Paul
32 months ago
1
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The Are Catholic Saints you Pray to for you vision Saint Prayer to Saint Lucy This prayer to Saint Lucy is mainly for people looking for a healing of eye

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Dawn Garland
32 months ago
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We would host your stay in Washington! We have losts of experiences we could show you on both sides of the state. Contact me on facebook if you're heading this way! https://www.facebook.com/dawn.garland.39

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Jordon Harris
3 months ago

Good luck and have fun :)

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5 months ago
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5 months ago
Howie Shi
32 months ago
9
9

Can someone contact Ellen or something? This girl deserves to visit the lower 48 at any cost. Destiny, keep fighting and stay strong...

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Jackie Purcell
37 months ago
9
9

Pulling for you Destiny! You are brave and strong.

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Sheri Sedgeley
32 months ago
7
7

How wonderful! Please contact my sorority Delta Gamma. Our philanthropy is for the blind.

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Marty Starks
36 months ago
6
6

Please do another update Des', and maybe include a pic with your Grandma, who will be your travel companion. Take care!

+ Read More
Rachael Van Oranje
32 months ago
5
5

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 :)

+ Read More
Gracie Lanla
32 months ago
3
3

Be strong, best wish for you!

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David Smith
32 months ago
2
2

Shayna Rowe has a great idea that could be expanded for Destiny through out the lower 48. Safe places to stay for a few days in each state and each host could show Destiny around where they live before she moved on to the next safe house.

+ Read More
Shayna Rowe
32 months ago
2
2

Amazing! My best to you... If you travel through Tennessee, I can offer you a safe place to stay while you pass through. I am in Hardin County. I serious, and I can be reached at (731)614-8477 :)

+ Read More
Marty Starks
8 months ago
1
1

Long time, no talk. So happy you got to travel and now have a new goal. Good luck, Destiny... and Happy Holidays!

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Coco Sam
10 months ago
1
1

hi i tried to donate but unfortunately refuse my visa although there is money i think because my country not registered on this website i feel you i love travel so much you have o eyes i have no wings to fly

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Thee Mandeezi Tartella
13 months ago
1
1

I am happy you achieved your goal, I also pray that I will be able to be funded as well.

+ Read More
Brooke Nicole
14 months ago
1
1

Hi! I am so touched by your story! I would be honored to help you plan your travel so you can see the most and experience everything you want to experience! ♥

+ Read More
Crystal Elaine Casares
18 months ago
1
1

Ill help you i want you to see all that you can see so blessed you got to visit my home town seattle wa you will be in my prays

+ Read More
David S. Smith
23 months ago
1
1

Happy to see you got to see part of the lower 48 and you did see some awesome sites, the Grand Canyon and Niagara Falls are two I have seen and they are something.

+ Read More
Justin Bazan
24 months ago
1
1

Safe Travles! Enjoy!

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Patricia Fick
25 months ago
1
1

Hope you are having an amazing trip Destiny! Jesus loves you and so does our Alaska Mission Team!

+ Read More
Marty Starks
31 months ago
1
1

LOVE the pic of you and Grandma! Cute jacket, too! Hugs to ya... Cant wait for your travels to begin!

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GN Paul
32 months ago
1
1

www.oneikathetraveller.com ASKED ADVICE FROM https://www.facebook.com/OneikaTheTraveller/

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GN Paul
32 months ago
1
1

The Are Catholic Saints you Pray to for you vision Saint Prayer to Saint Lucy This prayer to Saint Lucy is mainly for people looking for a healing of eye

+ Read More
Dawn Garland
32 months ago
1
1

We would host your stay in Washington! We have losts of experiences we could show you on both sides of the state. Contact me on facebook if you're heading this way! https://www.facebook.com/dawn.garland.39

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