Cavan Arrowsmith, who suffers from Cystic Fybrosis, had always dreamed of seeing the world, so see the world he did. His trip took him from his hometown of Stourbridge, West Midlands, across the Atlantic to the US from west to east coast, through Asia and right Down Under to Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney.
Cavan and his friend Gordon, after leaving the UK, rented a 5 berth campervan with 2 other friends in San Francisco and hit the road to make their way across the States, seeing Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon, Texas, Tennesee and going to see Ricky Gervais in New York before finishing the US leg of the trip in Boston. In an article in the Daily Mail, Cavan recalled that he needed to eat a lot to keep his strength up, which was no problem on a US road trip!
In Asia, the pollution and dust of India did nothing for Cavan's health, and he ended up in Bangkok hospital after visiting the Great Wall of China, Beijing and Shanghai. However, Cavan did not stop before he had completed his trip of a lifetime.
It was on to Australia, for a bit of surf, sun.. and work, as Cavan and Gordon needed a bit more cash! After meeting up with friends and Cavan's girlfriend Claire, clinbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge and seeing a bit of Oz, Cavan flew home, mission complete.
Permission for photos and story obtained from Cavan Arrowsmith. To donate to Cavan's appeal for the Cystic Fybrosis Trust, click here.
Author: Phil Wright+