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Cycling Senses

My name is Barbara and I became blind about 4 years ago. I will ride from Porto to Santiago de Compostela, to raise funds for the ABAADV guide dog school, the only one in the co...

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  • This campaign started on 30/08/2021 and is raising funds until 28/10/2021 - 18:00 WET.

My name is Barbara and I became blind about 4 years ago. I will ride from Porto to Santiago de Compostela, to raise funds for the ABAADV guide dog school, the only one in the country.

ABAADV is the only guide dog school in Portugal and is located in Mortágua in the district of Viseu http://www.caesguia.org/

The estimated value for the education of a guide dog is approximately €18 000, and the blind person receives it completely free of charge. With this campaign we intend to raise 6500€ to ensure the ABAADV school reproduction program for one year. My disability did not impose limits on me. My disability helped me to realize that I must organize this campaign to overcome myself, to put myself to the test, it made me ask the Portuguese Cycling Federation for help to get a loan for a bicycle, it made me relearn how to ride a bike in dark and impelled me to face the fear of pedaling in traffic. Our lives can change in seconds and today I'm the one in need of support, tomorrow it could be someone else. It is important for us to be able to help each other and there are often small gestures, small help, that become big, that make a difference. For a blind person to have a guide dog is to have safe mobility again. Your help can make that difference, it can improve the lives of many blind people. I count on you. Together we will ride and climb this mountain!

About the author

I'm Bárbara Pereira, I'm 40 years old, I have 2 daughters and I became blind in 2017. I've always had an active life and practicing sports helped me to continue my journey. That's why I had the idea of creating this initiative, to help those like me who need support to continue to be more autonomous. I have dreams and goals and my disability does not prevent me from continuing to fight for an increasingly inclusive society. I don't want pity, I want full inclusion! My disability did not impose limits on me. My disability helped me to understand that I must organize this campaign, made me ask the Portuguese cycling federation for help to get a loan for a bicycle, made me relearn how to ride a bike in the dark and impelled me to face fear to ride in the middle of traffic. I believe in an increasingly inclusive society, where mutual help prevails. Today, I'm the one to stand up for this initiative. Our lives can change in seconds and today I'm the one in need of support, tomorrow it could be someone else. It is important for us to be able to help each other and there are often small gestures, small help, that become big, that make a difference. Let's go up this mountain together!

Budget and due dates

  With this campaign we intend to raise 6500€, to ensure the breeding program of the guide dog school for one year. The journey to Santiago de Compostela will start in mid-October.

Sat, 23/10/2021 - 18:17

Thu, 21/10/2021 - 10:54

100% reached

WE DID IT! We met our initial target but the fundraising can continue

Sat, 16/10/2021 - 20:12

Chegamos a Santiago de Compostela!

Da Sé do Porto até Santiago de Compostela, percorremos 248 km 🚴‍♀️! O Caminho demonstrou-nos a sua sabedoria, levou-nos a outras paragens, a conhecer pessoas fantásticas, histór...

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Thu, 14/10/2021 - 14:13

50% reached

We've just achieved half the target! The glass is now more full than empty ;)

Sun, 26/09/2021 - 18:41

Pedalar com Sentido na comunicação social!

Esta semana o nosso projeto Pedalar com Sentido foi divulgado em vários canais de comunicação! Se ainda não viram, espreitem os seguintes links: No programa Casa Feliz da SI...

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Fri, 03/09/2021 - 10:40

We're now 20

We reached the first 20 backers. Let's keep up!

Mon, 30/08/2021 - 20:47

First five backers

We've gathered the first 5 backers. Hurray!

Campaign launched

30/08/2021

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  • Jorge Paiva

    Muitos parabéns à Bárbara e à Escola de Cães-Guia de Mortágua

    Muitos parabéns Bárbara e à Escola de Cães-Guia por ter atingido e estar a superar o objetivo e a esta ùltima, pelo trabalho que desenvolve e por continuar a trabalhar para transformar a vida de pessoas.
    O meu nome é Jorge Paiva, sou cego e utilizador de cão-guia desde 2017 e sou testemunha na primeira pessoa, destes valores de liberdade, independência e segurança que estes animais brutais possibilitam: recentemente foi o primeiro europeu cego a realizar sozinho uma viagem com um cão-guia por 9 cidades da Europa.
    Se tiver curiosidade e porque tem tudo a ver com estes valores, convido-o a visitar as páginas do meu cão-guia Zangão no Facebook e Instragram:

    https://www.facebook.com/zangao.caoguia/

    https://instagram.com/zangao.caoguia
    Obrigado e mais uma vez, parabéns à Bárbara e à Escola.
    Jorge Paiva

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  • Bárbara Pereira

    Chegamos a Santiago de Compostela!

    Da Sé do Porto até Santiago de Compostela, percorremos 248 km 🚴‍♀️! O Caminho demonstrou-nos a sua sabedoria, levou-nos a outras paragens, a conhecer pessoas fantásticas, histórias incríveis, caminhos novos e um espírito de entreajuda verdadeiramente admirável!😊! Sem dúvida uma viagem que nos marcará para sempre!
    Ficámos muito felizes por perceber que neste momento já foram angariados 78% do objetivo! Faltam 12 dias para o Crowdfunding acabar e continuamos a acreditar que é possível atingir o valor total!
    Obrigada por contribuir! Contamos com todos, juntos vamos conseguir! 🦮.
    Faça a diferença! Partilhe com todos os seus amigos!
    Obrigado
    Bárbara

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  • Bárbara Pereira

    Pedalar com Sentido na comunicação social!

    Esta semana o nosso projeto Pedalar com Sentido foi divulgado em vários canais de comunicação!
    Se ainda não viram, espreitem os seguintes links:

    No programa Casa Feliz da SIC:
    https://sic.pt/Programas/casa-feliz/videos/2021-09-23-Barbara-reaprendeu...

    No site da RFM:
    https://rfm.sapo.pt/content/11308/barbara-cega-ha-4-anos-pedala-ate-comp...

    No jornal Público:
    https://www.publico.pt/2021/09/23/local/noticia/ajudar-unica-escola-caes...

    Na Renascença, no programa Manhã Manhã da Carla Rocha, no dia 25/09/2021

    Obrigada por estarem a apoiar o nosso projeto e desta forma ajudarem a escola de cães-guia para cegos!

    Juntos vamos pedalar e subir esta montanha!

    Agradeço muito a vossa atenção!

    Com os melhores cumprimentos,
    Bárbara Pereira

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