Send Cancer survivor on her dream trip

Summer MIller Start Date: Sep 22, 2016 - End Date: Jun 21, 2017
  • Sri Lanka

My Travel Story

by: Summer MIller Start Date: Sep 22, 2016 - End Date: Jun 21, 2017
My mother is one of the most selfless and generous people I know perhaps to a fault. Some people say we get illnesses to teach us some kind of lesson that we couldn't learn any other way. I dont know if that's true but if it is then the lesson my mother has leanred through her illness is take care of herself above the needs of others. 
In 2011 my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer.The diagnosis shook her and the family to the core.  I return from living abroad to move back home and help take care of her.

Untill something like this happens to you it is easy to float through life thinking that you are invinsible and immune to life's difficulties and that "this sort of thing" only happens to other people. The years following 2011 have caused every memeber of my family to stuggle emotionally as we watch the person who we had always relied on for support struggle to save her life. For the past 6 years the cancer has metastised to small tumors throughout her body which have required radiation and oral chemotheropy. In March 2017 she was diagnosed for for tumors in her spine and on a ribs that have required another round of intavenious chemo.  

Needless to say after this round of chemo my mother will be drained emotionally and physically. I want nothing more than to suprise her with something that would  revive her spirit and reinvigoroate her. I can't think of anything better than making her dream of visiting the beautifully isalnd country of Sri Lanka, come true.

If I recieve the funds I will accomanpany her on this adventure as the two of us are best friends and have enjoyed travelling together in the past. I plan to pay my own way and chip in what I can to help with my mom's travel expenses. We will leave sometime in midwinter 2018 when Colorado  is at its' coldest and darkest. I am hoping we would be able to be gone for an entire month and to travel around the counrty slowly, starting in Colombo. I know she would like to visit Kandy, Nuwara Elia, Negombo, Galle and Unawantuna, but don't hesitate to give suggestions. 

Please help me give this diserving women the surpirse of a lifetime!

Thanks for reading,

  • Sri Lanka


  • Incentive

  • $100 Incentive

    $100 Incentive
    Here is a close up of the picture that is my $100 incentive. I wanted to post a better picture but I couldn't get it to upload correctly.
    I painted this acrylic on canvas.

Adventure Registry

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  • Large suitcase

    $ 150