Michele Evangelisti, an Ultra trailer, a traveller, an explorer, a citizen of the world. He will cross the Australian Outback running, extremely hot and full of danger, to raise funds for those people who don’t want to give up a full life because of a disability.
Michele says “Sports are the opportunity for redemption and rebirth. I want to run to make sports possible for every person who would like to do it! That’s why I’ll raise funds for AUS Niguarda Onlus, an association that supports the Spinal Unit of the Niguarda Hospital.”
AUS Niguarda Onlus is a voluntary organization established in 1998 to promote the realization in Lombardy of a center dedicated to the care and rehabilitation of spinal cord injury: the Unipolar Spinal Unit of Niguarda, open to the public in 2002.
The Association AUS Niguarda alongside the Unipolar Spinal Unit, at which it is established, in the delicate task of integrating the global path rehabilitation of people with spinal cord injury. AUS Niguarda is a non-profit organization of law and obtained, October 22, 2012, by decree of the Lombardy Regional Council No. 9359, the legal recognition.
Today the Unipolar Spinal Unit of Niguarda is one of the most important Italian centers dedicated to the care and rehabilitation of people with spinal cord injury and of children born with Spina Bifida.
AUS Niguarda Onlus is aimed at Unit Spinal patients, their families and other people with spinal cord injury, providing services and information on all aspects affecting the quality of life of people para / tetraplegic.
RUN FOR THOSE WHO CAN’T
Running Across Australia from Darwin -Northern Territory- the 13th of November and he will cross the Outback to reach Adelaide -South Australia- till the 31st of December…Just less than 50 days to run 3.100Km in the Outback and to manage unexpected delays…because there is no better way to live, experience, discover, and meet a territory and the people who live there.
Michele Evangelisti has started a crowdfunding campaign with a goal of raising $14,500 the raised money will be used for the flight tickets (3 x €1500) and for renting a van (€10.000). A photographer and a physiotherapist will go along with Michele and they all are enthusiastic of going in an expedition in order to help people who have special needs!
“Then, we want to share with you our philosophy: YOUR GOALS CAN BE ACHIEVED, IF YOU BELIEVE IN THEM. This is a very ambitious project, we know, but we are convinced that everybody can do something extraordinary thanks to the motivation. I’m an athlete, not an extraordinary man, but my motivation is so strong that I’ll do my best to reach Adelaide before the plane will leave, and my crew will help me! It won’t be easy, it won’t be without difficulties. But my motivation is not simply based on running from Darwin to Adelaide; we want to help those who would never been able to do it, in improving their life conditions. That’s what we’ll do if we get your support. Your donation will increase our possibility to help concretely AUS Niguarda Onlus, in buying medical devices for spinal cord injuries or Spina Bifida. These devices will allow injured people in going back to sports” says Michele.
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If you want to support this project, you can do so by donating on their Indiegogo page: