My inspirational travel adventure, unable to walk

An 8 year, global backpacking trip – Travelling solo, in my wheelchair


Countries visited on my 8-year global trip

  • 27 visits to Thailand

  • 15 visits to the Philippines

  • 10 visits to the USA

  • 6 visits to Australia

  • 6 visits to Canada

  • 5 visits to Hong Kong

North America

South East Asia


About my journey

I love to be independent, I love to be free and I love to travel. Being completely unable to walk and using a wheelchair is the challenge. I was born with Friedreich’s ataxia, a degenerative disease of the nervous system.

I was first diagnosed with Friedreich’s Ataxia at age 8, so my walking got progressively worse throughout my school years. At the age of 19, as I started university, I had lost the ability to walk. At the age of 21 I decided to travel the world.

My inspiration has always been based around my deteriorating condition. I have always needed to live my life to the full because my condition is constantly worsening which means – what I can do today, will become more difficult in the future.

I choose to travel solo because I would experience complete freedom of when, where and how to travel. I needed to travel on a tight budget so would often stay in hostel dormitories rather than regular hotels. I would travel by any means available, even hitch hiking on my own, or being towed around the streets of Asia behind a motorbike.

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My sentiments:
‘Dream – Believe – Achieve’ ‘Live Life to . .

Support Me & My Adventures

My aim is to motivate, encourage and inspire others. I hope to educate people about disability.
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