Help me travel while I am able
My name is John Warwick, and I have a disease called Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). This causes progressive muscle weakness and eventually respiratory failure. The good news is right now while I am relatively healthy and able. I still require help with many things most people take for granted like brushing my teeth, itching my face, and putting on a sweatshirt. I have a shortened life-span, and will be lucky to see thirty. However, this does not stop me trying my hardest to live a full life.
I have always wanted to travel to beautiful countries around the world but i was limited to due to my illness, I have my sights set on going to Dubai in December, to see this beautiful city everyone talks about.
Some may feel sorry for me, that I will leave this world too early, which is unfortunate. I love life, and value every moment of it. If anything, my illness has given me incredible perspective, humility and insight. Occasionally something gets me down, but a million things bring me back up again. This is why I am excited to travel, and witness as much beauty and wonder of this planet as humanly possible, before my body starts failing in a few years. Friends are my most valued possession, because at the end of the day, relationships are what make my life so meaningful. I figured trying crowdfunding amongst my friends would open up a few doors for me to travel a bit, and provide an opportunity explore.
I am very limited financially with Social Security benefits. Also, traveling with a severe disability to dubai has hidden costs that are hard to forecast, such as securing an accesible place to stay. I am grateful to anybody who has even considered helping me, for they are truly a blessing.
Thanks for reading!