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Re: Record Breaking Circumnavigation
Good luck Captain. I hope you accomplish your goal. It sounds daunting.
I understand a corporate sponsor's interest, if they think they would get enough exposure to justify the advertising value. Those are difficult to get, as they also need a degree of assurance that the mission is viable and the audience is strong enough. They need to have faith in you and either fund the entire trip or know you have the rest of the funding already.
I'm still not seeing the motivation of the general public to contribute to the gofundme page. I've sent money to a few of them. One was to help a friend of my niece modify her car so she could drive it. She had just graduated medical school, with tons of debt, and suffers from cerebral palsy. She has no use of her legs. She got a job as a doc at the hospital and could only get to it, if her car was handicap modified. That was compelling.
I've certainly had dreams, since I was 14. I bet we all have. Some have worked out, others not. I'm just not sure that's a compelling reason for someone to send me money they earned so they could pursue their own dream.
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