Make this Wheelchair Trip Happen!

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50 Donors
Raised offline: €2,092.00
Total: €3,592.00

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Olá a todos! Chamo-me Vera. Sofro de Distrofia Muscular Congénita, o que significa que estou confinada a uma cadeira de rodas. No entanto, isso nunca me impediu de fazer o que quer que fosse. Trabalho como Técnica de Estatística e Reporte em RH numa empresa de distribuição alimentar. Ensino Inglês em privado. Sou membro da Direcção da Associação Portuguesa de Neuromusculares e voluntária na Junior Achievement Portugal. Recentemente, comecei a ter aulas de canto. Gosto de ler biografias. Adoro viajar!

Em Fevereiro de 2018, vou fazer 40 anos e para comemorar uma data tão especial decidi fazer uma viagem de 6 meses pela Europa. Uma vez que acredito que a acessibilidade vai muito para além de rampas e elevadores, vou visitar 40 cidades europeias e explorar o que de melhor se faz por lá em termos de acessibilidade para pessoas com mobilidade reduzida. Espero ganhar novas perspectivas acerca das políticas e das práticas actuais de acessibilidade e ter o privilégio de encontrar outras pessoas que usam cadeira de rodas. Esta experiência irá certamente ajudar-me a advogar uma sociedade mais inclusiva no meu país de origem, Portugal, onde muitas pessoas como eu se sentem presas em casa devido à má acessibilidade.

A minha deficiência obriga-me a ter assistência pessoal 24/7, razão pela qual não vou ser capaz de viajar por conta própria. Não que eu gostasse de o fazer! No entanto, isso vai aumentar muito o custo da viagem e é por isso que estou a pedir o vosso apoio! Ajudam-me a pagar as despesas das minhas Assistentes Pessoais?

Muito obrigada pelo tempo que dedicaram à leitura desta publicação! Fico muito grata pela vossa contribuição, grande ou pequena! E, obviamente, estou disponível para responder a todas as vossas perguntas!

Podem seguir-me em https://www.facebook.com/40x2wheelsineurope/.


Hello everyone! My name is Vera. I suffer from Congenital Muscular Dystrophy which means I am confined to a wheelchair. However, this has never stopped me from doing anything. I work as a HR Statistics and Reporting Technician at a food distribution company. I privately teach English. I am a board member of the Portuguese Neuromuscular Association and a volunteer at Junior Achievement Portugal. I have recently started having singing lessons. I like reading biographies. I love travelling!

In February 2018, I will be 40 years old and to celebrate such a special date I decided to take a 6 month trip around Europe. Since I believe accessibility goes far beyond ramps and lifts, I will be visiting 40 European cities and exploring what best is being done in terms of wheelchair accessibility. Hopefully, I will gain new perspectives on current accessibility policies and practices and have the privilege to come across other people using wheelchairs. This will certainly help me to better advocate towards a more inclusive society in my home country, Portugal, where a lot of people like me feel stuck at home due to poor accessibility.

My disability forces me to have 24/7 personal assistance, so I will not be able to travel on my own. Not that I would like to! But this will greatly increase the cost of the trip and this is why I am asking for your support! Will you help me pay for my Personal Assistants' expenses?

Thank you very much for taking the time to read this post! I would be most grateful for your contribution, big or small! And I am obviously available to answer all your questions!

You can follow me at https://www.facebook.com/40x2wheelsineurope/.

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Donors

  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Nov 29, 2018
  • De alguém que admira muito a tua coragem por partires nesta grande aventura.

€100.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Nov 27, 2018
  • E um bonito projecto! Força!

€25.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Nov 26, 2018
  • Bravo! You are a great person! All my best wishes!

€100.00
May 19

Caminhada Solidária II / Solidarity Walk II

Update posted by Vera Almeida at 06:27 pm

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May 02

Caminhada Solidária / Solidarity Walk

Update posted by Vera Almeida at 07:39 pm

Muito obrigada ao Pedro Francisco e à Dina Luís, sócios-gerentes do Grupo PGL, que, desde o primeiro minuto, acreditaram neste projecto e se mostraram disponíveis para angariar patrocínios a seu desiderato.Muito obrigada a todos os parceiros do evento.Partilho com vocês algumas das fotografias tiradas!On April 22nd, Miranda do Corvo held. . . . .

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Sep 25

QRIA A TUA CONQUISTA

Update posted by Vera Almeida at 06:29 pm

This weekend, I went to Covilhã to participate in the event QRIA A TUA CONQUISTA, an event about fantastic people who, against all ods, make it happen. There I met André Leonardo, considered in 2016 "as one of the 7 young people who are changing the world" and Inês Henriques,

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Sep 11

Hometown Street Event / Evento de Rua na Minha Terra Natal

Update posted by Vera Almeida at 05:42 pm

No passado fim-de-semana, estive no café Avenida e na Praça José Falcão em Miranda do Corvo a promover o projecto 40x2 Wheels in Europe! Muito obrigada a todos por me ouvirem! Muito obrigada a todos pelas vossas questões e sugestões! Aqui ficam algumas fotografias!Last weekend, I was at the cafe

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Jul 03

Another Street Event / Mais Um Evento de Rua

Update posted by Vera Almeida at 07:19 pm

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Jun 15

Make this Wheelchair Trip Happen at USM!

Update posted by Vera Almeida at 12:38 pm

Last Monday, I was at the Universidade Sénior do Mondego. Thank you all for this chance to promote the project and raise the community's awareness to the issues of accessibility!

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May 28

First Street Event / Primeiro Evento de Rua

Update posted by Vera Almeida at 05:03 pm

Yesterday I was in downtown Coimbra making this wheelchair trip happen. I was really pleased and grateful, of course, for such a terrific support! Thank you all very much! Here are some photographs!

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Donors & Comments

50 donors
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Nov 29, 2018
  • De alguém que admira muito a tua coragem por partires nesta grande aventura.

€100.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Nov 27, 2018
  • E um bonito projecto! Força!

€25.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Nov 26, 2018
  • Bravo! You are a great person! All my best wishes!

€100.00
  • Seongkyeong Joung
  • Donated on Nov 24, 2018
€10.00
  • carla mezzomonaco
  • Donated on Oct 25, 2018
  • Recurring Donation!
  • I can't donate much for now, but I strongly believe in your project!

€30.00
  • carla mezzomonaco
  • Donated on Jul 25, 2018
  • Recurring Donation!
  • I can't donate much for now, but I strongly believe in your project!

€30.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jun 17, 2018
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  • Pedro Almeida
  • Donated on Jun 11, 2018
€50.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jun 05, 2018
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  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jun 03, 2018
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€1,500.00
raised of €15,000.00 goal
10% Funded
50 Donors
Raised offline: €2,092.00
Total: €3,592.00

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