Slaven’s wheelchair miles for big smiles

Fundraising campaign by Slaven Skrobot
  • €4,540.00
    raised of €12,500.00 goal
36% Funded
193 Donors
Raised offline: €6,000.00
Total: €10,540.00

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Who am I?

My name is Slaven Škrobot. I am an adventurist and passionate travel enthusiast. I decided to live my life to the fullest and travel the world despite my disability (I am tetraplegic). I write a blog about my travels and the problems that I tackle along the way to educate people about my injury and living with a disability. Equally, I want to show people in a similar situation that a good quality of life is more than possible. My goal is to inspire and motivate people to dare follow their dreams and believe in themselves.

How and where I travel?

I travel to exotic destinations, that are not intended for people with disabilities, the simplest way I can, breaking the barriers and stereotypes along the way. In the last three years, I have visited 4 continents and became the first person in the world to climb the Monastery in Petra and Pidurangala, a sacred rock in Sri Lanka. I have also been named the traveller of the year for the year 2019/2020. In 2020, thanks to my loyal followers and their donations, I managed to buy a specialised disability bicycle that I wouldn't have the chance to buy otherwise due to its price (60 000 hrk). I decided to travel and explore the Croatian coast with that bicycle, especially the islands of Krk, Vis, Mljet and Dugi Otok. Because of the bicycle, I had the opportunity to experience a new dimension of travelling, independence, freedom and happiness. It changed my life for the better.

Idea

Knowing what this bicycle has given me, how I felt when I received it and how I feel when I ride it, I wanted other people with disability to have the possibility to experience it. I believe that every person with a disability needs to have an equal opportunity for a better quality of life and that these ''helping tools'' should be made more accessible. Unfortunately, due to it being expensive, not many people can afford it. Thinking in that direction, I decided to cycle 1000km alongside the Croatian coast from Savudrija to Prevlaka in mid-August of 2021. Before doing that I plan on cycling around the islands Cres, Rab, Pag, Krk, Korčula and Brač. With this project, I want to motivate more people to lead an active lifestyle, especially people with disability. More importantly, I would like to start a humanitarian action to collect the money to buy a specialised disability bicycle for someone that needs it. Of course, it can be more than one person, depending on the number of candidates and the sum of money collected.

For whom?

The idea is to publish the text on my web site and social media so that people can apply. They should write a short story about their life, why they want the bicycle and why they should be the ones to get it. After I have a shortlist of candidates I would share it with my followers and they would help me choose the people that would receive the funds. I would want the funds to go to someone that truly wants the bicycle, that will enjoy it and use it actively and regularly. The plan is to create two accounts. The first account (mine) is listed here, connected to GoFundMe. It will contain the funds solely intended for travel. The other account will be for humanitarian action and will be open shortly before the start of the action. All the donations will be used for the bicycles.

How?

Although everything sounds simple enough, the reality is different. To cycle, 1000 km is not an easy task for someone like me, all the contrary. To use hands that are not fully functional ( I have no function in my fingers, triceps and right wrist ) is a big challenge that has never been done so far (as far as I know). In other words, as someone with tetraplegia that doesn't have fully functioning hands, I rarely get to improvise, be spontaneous or travel alone, because I completely depend on someone helping me. I need to have a good team, a very good plan and even better logistics for this 40 days long project. To make this project happen I need to cover travel expenses that are not cheap and that I don't have the money for. Ideally, I would have a camper that would enable rest, spontaneity and freedom. Renting a camper alone for that period costs 35 000 hrk. Besides camper, I would pay the people that go on the trip with me for their hard work. Let's not forget food, fuel, accommodation (just occasionally so that we can use the bathroom), extra battery and different expenses like spare tires, tools, food supplements, equipment, tolls and camper expenses.

As I previously said I would need at least two people with me. Besides them, I need someone that would accompany me on the bicycle, a driver, photographer or cameraman and a physiotherapist. I believe that I can find all those characteristics in just three people, so it would be a team of 4 people in total.

Goal?

When everything is taken into consideration, 12.500,00 € is needed to make this project happen. I am aware that, to some, this might seem like a lot, but this is the realistic evaluation of the project's costs. Although, it is a large amount, the goal is to collect an even larger amount to buy the special disability bicycle. However, if the project and the bicycle is going to motivate someone, make someone happy and give someone that much-needed feeling of freedom and independence like it gave me, then they are priceless. So, please help me so that we could help someone together and make their life better.

Why the cameraman?

The idea is to film the project and make a documentary out of it in which I would be able to name and thank everyone that was a part of this story, that donated and helped make this happen. I will consider that a small but heartfelt thank you.

Costs for 40 days

Camper rental = 4.640,00 €

Fuel = 331,00 €

Accommodation (Every third day to use the bathroom) = 930,00 €

Fee for three persons (without me) = 2.000,00 €

Food for four people = 2.125,00 €

Additional battery for handbike = 1400,00 €

Other costs = 665,00 €


Slavenovih 1000 km u kolicima za osmijehe na licima

Tko sam?

Moje ime je Slaven Škrobot, avanturist sam i strastveni zaljubljenik u putovanja. Unatoč invaliditetu (tetraplegiji) odlučio sam živjeti punim plućima i putovati svijetom. O svojim putovanjima i problemima s kojima se susrećem, pišem na svojem blogu i nastojim ljude educirati o svojoj ozljedi te životu s invaliditetom. Isto tako, želim osobama u sličnoj situaciji osobnim primjerom pokazati da je dobar život nakon ovakve nesreće itekako moguć. Cilj je potaknuti, motivirati i inspirirati ljude kako bi se usudili slijediti i živjeti svoje snove te vjerovati u sebe.

Gdje i kako putujem?

Putujem na egzotične destinacije van ruta predviđenih za osobe s invaliditetom na što jednostavniji način rušeći sve barijere i stereotipe. U zadnje sam tri godine posjetio četiri kontinenta i postao prva osoba na svijetu koja se u invalidskim kolicima popela do Monastery-a u Petri (Jordan) i na vrh Pidurangale, svete stijene na Šri Lanki. Osim toga, proglašen sam putnikom godine u 2019./2020. godini. U 2020. godini, zahvaljujući svojim vjernim pratiteljima i njihovim donacijama, dobio sam mogućnost nabavke posebno prilagođenog, ručnog bicikla kojeg si na žalost sam ne bih mogao priuštiti radi njegove cijene (60.000, kn!). S tim sam biciklom odlučio putovati i istraživati Hrvatsku obalu, posebice biciklirajući kroz otoke Krk, Vis, Mljet i Dugi otok. Upravo mi je taj bicikl dao jednu novu dimenziju putovanja, samostalnosti te slobode, ali i jednu novu dozu sreće. Mogu reći da mi je itekako promijenio život na bolje.

Ideja

Znajući točno što je meni taj bicikl pružio, kako sam se osjećao kada sam ga dobio i kako se osjećam dok ga vozim, zaželio sam da i druge osobe u sličnoj situaciji imaju priliku to iskusiti. Mislim da svaka osoba s invaliditetom treba imati jednaku priliku za kvalitetnijim životom te da bi ovakva „pomagala“ trebala biti puno dostupnija. Nažalost, radi njihove visoke cijene, rijetko tko si ih može priuštiti. Razmišljajući u tom smjeru, došao sam na ideju kako bih sredinom kolovoza 2021. godine svojim biciklom krenuo duž Hrvatske obale, točnije od Savudrije do Prevlake, biciklirajući 1000 km. Prije toga, u planu mi je i odvoziti otoke Cres, Rab, Pag, Krk, Korčulu i Brač. Ovim projektom volio bih više ljudi potaknuti na aktivan život, posebice ljude s invaliditetom. Ono što je još važnije, htio bih napraviti humanitarnu akciju gdje bi se prikupljala sredstva koja bi se onda usmjerila u kupnju ručnog bicikla osobi kojoj je to potrebno. Naravno, to može biti i više osoba, ovisno koliko se kandidata i novaca prikupi.

Kome?

Ideja je da objavim tekst na svojoj web stranici, kao i na društvenim mrežama te tako potaknem ljude da se sami jave. Trebali bi ukratko napisati svoju priču; zašto žele bicikl i zašto misle da bi baš oni trebali biti odabrani. Nakon toga, uži broj kandidata bih predstavio svojim pratiteljima te bismo zajedničkim snagama odabrali osobe za koje bi se prikupljala sredstva. Prije svega, volio bih da je to osoba koja iskreno želi bicikl – netko tko će u njemu uživati kao i ja te tko će ga aktivno i redovito koristiti.

Plan je napraviti dva računa. Prvi račun, moj osobni, nalazi se ovdje, povezan s GoFundMe. Na njemu prikupljam sredstva namijenjena isključivo troškovima putovanja. Drugi račun bit će posve orijentiran na humanitarnu akciju te će biti otvoren neposredno prije početka projekta. Sve uplate i donacije biti će korištene za kupnju bicikla odabranim osobama.

Kako?

Iako to sve zvuči vrlo jednostavno, realnost je sasvim drukčija. Biciklirati 1000 km za nekoga poput mene nije mala stvar; zapravo, ogromna je. Koristiti ruke koje nisu potpuno funkcionalne (nemam funkciju u prstima, tricepsima i desnom ručnom zglobu) predstavlja veliki izazov i tako nešto, koliko je meni poznato, nitko do sada nije napravio. Drugim riječima, kao osoba s tetraplegijom i polufunkcionalnim rukama rijetko mogu improvizirati, biti spontan ili putovati sam, jer u potpunosti ovisim o tuđoj pomoći. Za ovakav projekt u trajanju od četrdeset dana trebam uz sebe dobar tim, jako dobar plan i kvalitetnu logistiku. Kako bi projekt uopće mogao započeti, potrebno je pokriti troškove puta koji nažalost nisu mali i za koje osobno nemam sredstva. Idealno bi bilo imati kamper radi odmora, spontanosti i slobode. Samo iznajmljivanje kampera za dotičan period iznosi oko 35 000,00 kn. Osim kampera, poželjno je i osobe koje idu sa mnom platiti za njihov trud. Ne zaboravimo hranu, gorivo, smještaj (samo na nekim mjestima radi kupaone), dodatnu bateriju i ostale razno razne troškove poput dodataka prehrani, rezervnih guma, alata, opreme, cestarine i troškova kampova.

Kao što sam gore naveo, sa mnom bi trebale ići minimalno dvije osobe. Uz te dvije osobe, potrebna mi je još i pratnja na biciklu, vozač, fotograf ili snimatelj te fizioterapeut. No, vjerujem da sve te karakteristike mogu pronaći u samo tri osobe što bi na kraju činilo ukupan tim od četiri osobe.

Cilj?

Kada se podvuče crta, za realizaciju ovog projekta potrebno je 91.000,00 kn. Svjestan sam da će se nekima ovaj iznos činiti velik, ali to je realno stanje troškova potrebno kako bi projekt uspio. Iako je taj iznos veliki, cilj je projekta skupiti znatno veći iznos potreban za kupnju bicikla za osobe s invaliditetom. Osim toga, ako će to potaknuti, motivirati i usrećiti neku osobu te joj pružiti taj poseban osjećaj samostalnosti i slobode kao što je meni, onda je to neprocjenjivo. Zato, pomognite meni kako bismo zajedno pomogli još nekome i učinili mu/joj život boljim.

Zašto snimatelj?

Ideja je od cijelog projekta napraviti dokumentarni film u kojemu bi se na kraju punim imenima zahvalio svima koji su bili dio ove priče, donirali i pomogli ostvariti cilj. Smatrat ću to malom, ali od srca poslanom zahvalom. Nešto malo što mogu ponuditi za uzvrat.

Troškovi za 40 dana

Najam Kampera = 35.000,00 kn

Gorivo = 2.500,00 kn

Smještaj (Svaki treći dan radi kupaone) = 7.000,00 kn

Honorar po osobi (bez mene) = 5.000,00 kn x3 = 15.000,00 kn

Hrana za četiri osobe = 16.000,00 kn

Dodatna baterija = 10.500,00 kn

Ostali troškovi = 5.000,00 kn



Organizer

  • Slaven Skrobot
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  • Marina Visic
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193 donors
  • Marina Visic
  • Donated on Oct 20, 2021
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  • Ksenija Skoric
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  • Tatjana nikolic
  • Donated on Aug 21, 2021
  • Fenomenalno je to sto radis, mi koji smo u kolicima to najbolje vidimo, sreeeecno :)

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  • Marina Visic
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€4,540.00
raised of €12,500.00 goal
36% Funded
193 Donors
Raised offline: €6,000.00
Total: €10,540.00

No more donations are being accepted at this time. Please contact the campaign owner if you would like to discuss further funding opportunities