Single mom seeking to volunteer for life enrichment

Lisa Lombard Start Date: Mar 13, 2017 - End Date: Sep 8, 2017
  • South Africa

My Travel Story

by: Lisa Lombard Start Date: Mar 13, 2017 - End Date: Sep 8, 2017
I am a single mom to two beautiful teen daughters and we live in Portland, Oregon!  I have always been self sufficient and always a good role model for my girls. In recent years I have been diagnosed with idiopathic peripheral neuropathy in my feet and legs. There is no cause (in my case) and no cure. As the years go by, I lose more and more feeling in my feet/legs as the nerves die. I have always wanted to go to Africa on a safari and planned on doing so after retirement.  Now, it doesn't look as though I will be able to walk when that time comes. So I am trying to raise the funds to be able to go on a volunteer mission in South Africa.

I want nothing more than to be able to give back in any way I can, as when my girls were young, many people helped me in times of need. I firmly believe in paying it forward and have taught my girls this invaluable lesson. Because my girls are 18 and 19, they have discussed wanting to go on a volunteer mission as well. My hope would be to take my girls to show them why conservation is so important with the big cats. I would hatell to see the majestic lions and cheetahs go completely extinct during their life time. 

I have never been a person to ask for help, but have taken it when offered. But as I am getting older, I am learning to swallow my pride. I am asking for your help to allow me to fulfill my life dream before I am no longer physically able to do so.

Best regards and God bless~
Lisa Lombard
  • South Africa