I'm well aware this is the section where I am meant to tell you all about myself, and why I deserve for you to hand over your hard-earned money to help me make it stateside, where I dream of embarking on a 19 day road trip visiting some national parks and points-of-interest in between. I am also aware that I could tell you anything, absolutely anything, and you would be none-the-wiser as to whether I am being truthful with you, or not (I sadly once donated some money to someone whose story I had read which had touched me immensely, to then find out they had lied about everything and were in fact nothing more than con artists).
I've visited fundraising sites (many of them whilst trying to find ones I believe could help me to achieve a dream) and have come across people who are claiming they need money because of this, that, and the other, when in fact they they are just pulling-a-fast-one - a quick bit of "social media stalking" is definitely worth your while if you're thinking of donating to anyone (myself included). Thankfully, the charlatans are very few-and-far-between, but they are still out there, preying on the kindness of others. Because of 'those' people I'm not going to sit here and tell you about my life or what has got me to the point where I feel brave enough to ask complete strangers to help me achieve a dream. Instead, I'm going to let you make your own minds up about me. Your help will be appreciated more than you could ever imagine, however, I know there are people out there who are far more deserving than I am, which is why I don't want to do (or say) anything to influence you one way or the other; it is purely down to you. Of course, I'd love for you to help me, that goes without saying. Furthermore, I do not pay anyone to advertise me or my cause; not only does it cost a lot of money to do so, I believe in putting in the legwork myself. Aside from the admin fees this site charges, not a penny of the money you are kind enough to donate will be spent on advertising charges (or anything else - it will all go towards the trip).
I can be found on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram,Tumblr, Google+ and Snapchat; I also run my own blog; you are free to look me up on any of those to learn what you feel you need to know about me. All the links you need are listed on my donation page.
You will see, if you look me up, that I would dearly love to take my niece and nephew with me; now, theres is a story to be told (heartbreakingly sad) but it is their story to share, not mine, so while I could use it to tug on your heartstrings, I don't have the right to use them for my gain, although you will see them appear in my blog entries, and past updates.
All of the money I receive will go towards the trip (costings have been worked on the basics for everything - budget motels, cheap hire car, and food will come from supermarkets). More money than needed would get us a comfier bed, or bigger car so we’re not cramped.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate in asking them.