Help Marnie get to her dream destination

Marnie Robertson Start Date: Jul 22, 2017 - End Date: Feb 6, 2018
  • Norway
  • Finland
  • Denmark
  • Sweden
  • Jordan
  • Morocco

My Travel Story

by: Marnie Robertson Start Date: Jul 22, 2017 - End Date: Feb 6, 2018
I am Marnie, i'm 15.
3 years ago I was diagnosed with Lupus (SLE). Lupus is a chronic illness when the immune system starts attacking the body (like the kidneys, brain or liver etc) 

I am very passionate about travel and meeting new people from different backrounds. 
Since my diagnoisis I have missed about 3 years of school (including my 1st year of high school) because of hospitalizations, chronic pain and doctor visits.  

I am thinking about going on student exchange in Scandinavia or on a volunteer trip with my mum. 
For the past 3 years travel is what has got me through everything.

I am currently studying Norwegian and Swedish since I can't get back to mainstream school and i'm really enjoying it, I think it will be really cool for me to go to that place in the world and study. 

I feel a student exchange progam will give me confidence to return to school and graduate with hopes that I will achieve want I want to be when I finish school.
  • Norway
  • Finland
  • Denmark
  • Sweden
  • Jordan
  • Morocco

Updates

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  • Things Are Not Going Well :(

    I got a ring from my rheumatologist (doctor) and he said my urine test had a high amount of protein in it, I hope I don't have to be admitted to hospital when my blood test results come in!
    My chronic pain has been flaring a lot lately.
    I really hope I will reach my goal on this site, I'm still remaining positive even when things aren't well with my physical health. It will be my birthday in 2 weeks, I will be turning 15 :)
    I have been thinking a lot about what In would do if I reach my goal on this site, I have also been looking at volunteer programs in Scandinavia but unfortunately there isn't a lot of choices out there.
    I have been looking at other countries such as Jordan, Morocco and Italy.