Louis' BIG trip

$21,932 donated
Given by 285 generous donors in around 3 months

Louis is losing his eyesight to Retinitis Pigmentosa. He is also a 'sport nut' and loves basketball. We're getting him to the US to see the


This trip is to fill his 'visual database' with colours, textures, shapes, sights and sunsets. We also want to equip him with the confidence and resilience to become an strong, confident young man who knows no limits.

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Update for 04/03/2014  4 March 2014

We wanted to share an awesome email that we received from the awesome Kiwi Googler, Luke. We are still blown away by how everyones kindness and energy have made this trip a reality and such a joy. Thanks to Luke for giving us the words for a better understanding. From Luke.. ""I think yesterday really taught me that ones person's struggle can be a huge growth opportunity for everybody else around them - it gives us all a chance to step up, open our hearts and give generously, and the rewards are intangible and priceless"" We want want to thank you all again, as the gift you have given Louis, and our family are tangible and priceless to us. Deepest thanks.

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DF du Plessis
DF du Plessis on 09 May 2014
Hope our small donation can make a difference in your life. Wishing you all the best.
SHC family
SHC family on 26 Mar 2014
Private Donor
Private Donor on 24 Mar 2014
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Guest Donor on 15 Mar 2014
Amber Kostik
Amber Kostik on 14 Mar 2014
I am so moved by your story!! I work at LinkedIn where we are focusing on accessibility and I sit right next to a blind employee. He seriously inspires me every day! Although I truly hope scientists and doctors figure out how to save your family's eyesight, I know that people living with blindness can live amazingly fulfilled, normal lives...I see it first hand every day!! I hope this small amount contributes to your visual bank and I will share this story with all my Facebook friends =) Best, Amber Kostik

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This campaign started on 5 Mar 2014 and ended on 5 Jun 2014.