I Want To Be a Mermaid

Margaret Doelman Start Date: Jul 1, 2016 - End Date: Oct 31, 2016
  • Australia
  • New Zealand

My Travel Story

by: Margaret Doelman Start Date: Jul 1, 2016 - End Date: Oct 31, 2016
Thank you very much for visiting Fund My Travel campaign page.

Traveling is something that I have always been passionate about. Growing up I always dreamed about seeing the world outside of the small farm town I grew up in. Reading books and hearing about places that were different from my own world.

For the past few years I have travelled to Asia and South America using my paid vacations. Throughout my travels I have met people who were in the middle of traveling the world for a year. They dropped everything they knew to experience life outside of their comfort zone. I was extremely envious of them. So I decided that I wanted to be able to drop everything I knew to experience life outside of my own comfort zone. Once decided that that was what I wanted to do with my life I activily researched how to go about taking a year off to travel.

As excited as I am for my new adventure and my life in a new country I'm a little stressed out by all of my expenses that I will have to face while traveling.

With everything I had researched I feel extremely prepared to take a year off to travel unfortuantely there is one thing getting in the way of me making this dream come true. I was born with Congenital Heart Disease, a birth defect that will always be a part of me. I would always have to see a doctor, I would always have to take prescription medication to maintan my heart health. My own medical condtion has crippled me into not being able to do what I want with my life.

Unfortunately my health insurance will not allow me to have a year prescription and one of my prescription medications requires monthly montoriting. I will however be able to have my current doctor write me a diagnosis that I can take with me for when I move to Australia and New Zealand where I will see a doctor who specializes in my condition. Which then they will be able to write me a prescription for the medication that I will need to live.

I have made this Fund My Travel Campaign because I need help. I need help with paying for my travel insurance that will cover heatlh insurance and I will need help with paying to see a new doctor as well as paying for new prescription medication.

So if you can any dollar amount would be greatly apprecatied.
  • Australia
  • New Zealand