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Argentina; Don't Cry For Me

$2,107 donated

Given by 62 generous donors in around 6 months


Everything I do is a challenge. Please help me to help myself and make my dream come true.

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We all have dreams, right? Welcome to my dream.

When I was 16 years old, I overheard my aunt recommending the film ‘Evita’ to a family member. I thought it sounded okay, so when it came to a local cinema, I went along. I fell in love with Eva Peron and her story. I’ve just turned 40, and am still utterly desperate to visit Buenos Aries and Eva’s hometown of Los Toldos.

However, this is not as simple as it might sound to most people. I am severely disabled and confined to an electric wheelchair. I depend on a care-giver to do a lot of things for me, so my carer will need to travel with me. As well, there are many other requirements to make the trip possible. The cost will be astronomical! I need all the help I can get.

My condition is possibly one of the most debilitating, frustrating and degrading disabilities, as well as being continually deteriorating. I have Friedreich’s Ataxia as well as a few additional complications; curvature of the spine (Scoliosis), and heart palpitations (Tachycardia).

I look after myself with diet and exercise to keep as healthy and strong as I can. I have a strict diet of fruit and vegetables, eggs and a little meat; only a little chocolate daily! I have a strict exercise regime throughout the day, to maintain my muscle tone. I visit the hydro therapy pool weekly (1-2 hours), for exercise and relaxation. I also do hand-straightening exercises constantly to keep my fingers from seizing up as I rely on my hand movements to operate my wheelchair.

As you can read, I am doing all I can to stay strong to make this trip a reality; I just need your help with funding.

Use of funds

All money received will be used to get myself and my carer to Argentina, accommodation and hiring of medical equipment and transportation. If there is excess, I would donate to the Starship Children's Hospital in Auckland as they were so good to me.

Latest update

What a great start!  7 April 2020

Posted by: Hilary Robertson

Had a lot of great support so far. I'm looking forward to getting out there to fund raise more after this covid 19 is over everybody keep safe chat soon.

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Latest donations

  • Te quiero mucho y extraño

    Te quiero mucho y extraño on 18 May 2020



  • Make it even again

    Make it even again on 06 Mar 2020


    See if in the front look same as the back lol 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣👍👍👍👍⚘⚘⚘


  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 29 Feb 2020



  • Make it even again

    Make it even again on 25 Feb 2020


    I thought i put 2 cents more to make it uneven so someone else will make it even again! Hehe 👍🤣♥️ your on your way Hilary ARGENTINA here she comes lol


  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 24 Feb 2020


    Thought I should top you up to a nice round number : ) all the best getting to your dream Hilary.


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