July 4th, 2019
I am writing this from Smith Center, Kansas, the geographic midpoint of the United States. I left my home in Newburyport, MA, on May 15th. I had several goals:
I have walked 1,700 miles in all kinds of weather. I have not let rain, sleet, tornado warning and l00 degree heat deter my focus. I have been blessed to meet hundreds and hundreds of great Americans who love our veterans and people have come out in droves to meet me and greet me. There are some very common themes:
All of this makes my walk so purposeful and the feedback I get from every town I have visited is overwhelming. Increasingly, as my walk across America becomes better organized and known, more people reach out to me to talk, to invite me into their homes and to offer me financial support to fund my walk.
Perhaps, the two major themes that I have found are:
I have begun to think of what the next steps for my walk will be when I get to California.
Here are some of my thoughts to this point:
In summary, I want to thank the thousands of people that I have met and who have reached out to support this ambitious venture on my part. I am doing well, buoyed by the incredible tender mercies extended to me on a daily level. I am blessed to have all of you who have reached out to me.
The generosity of those who have supported me along my journey has been nothing short of amazing. Please help me reach my stretch goal of $100,000 for Disabled American Veterans.