Update: WE HAVE AWESOME NEWS!!
Yes, you heard right, Norman's flight is being sponsored by the Awesome Foundation.
The Awesome Foundation is "is a global community advancing the interest of awesome in the universe, $1000 at a time." They give out "micro-grants" to a wide range of projects that are "novel or experimental" and "evoke surprise and delight."
And it just so happens, the Awesome Foundation has a branch located in the heart of Philadelphia.
One day, Skyler suggested that I should fill out an application for This Is Norman. I immediately agreed and proceeded to submit one for This Is Norman and the quest to get Norman to Rome, Italy.
After about a month of no word, I continued to search for possible grants and focused on the Indiegogo campaign. Then out of the blue, an e-mail was received! The Awesome Foundation replied with an even better proposition than a $1000 grant: they wanted to sponsor Norman's flight!
Even though we haven't hit our campaign goal, after crunching some numbers, Skyler & I determined that we have enough to get Norman to Rome.
So that means, in the next coming weeks, we are telling Norman that his dream of going to Rome, Italy is going to be a reality.
With that being said, there is still time for others to get involved and a chance to be apart of the Let's Get Norman To Italy campaign. The Indiegogo campaign will continue to run for the remaining 8 days to raise money for Communicare, the program which paired Norman and I together.
Skyler and I are so thankful and grateful to everyone who has shared and backed the campaign thus far. It truly leaves us inspired and at multiple times speechless...and we can't wait to continue this journey with you by getting Norman to Italy. Again, we can't thank you enough for your continual support.
Stay tuned for more AWESOME!!