My Global Travel Adventure
Travelling as an inspirational solo backpacker
Demonstrating my triumph’s over a ‘life in a wheelchair‘
My travels on an 8-year world trip include
- 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
I was born with Friedreich’s Ataxia, a disorder affecting the nervous system. I am completely unable to walk with limited upper limb movement. My disability makes the journey ‘a Challenge.
My aim is to motivate, encourage and inspire others. I hope to educate people about disability
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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