5000 mile walk for PTSD Awareness

$10,200 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 202 people in 47 months
Hello, my name is Ryan, a 34 y/o Marine Corps Veteran from North Myrtle Beach, SC. As a pre/post 9/11 veteran I know firsthand how PTSD effects daily life and the lives of family and friends. We each have our own story and each have felt the effects of war but some see no other way, to take away the pain, than to take their own life. 
Veteran Suicide has reached an all-time high and this just isn’t acceptable. These men and women fought for us, bled for us, and some died for us. All so that we may live. Now that our Military veterans are home they need us to fight for them, they deserve our help, because it's the least we can do, for everything they’ve done for us.
And just not our Military but our Law Enforcement, Firefighters, and EMS too. Most in Public Safety are former Military. 
So to raise awareness for Military and Law Enforcement Veterans with PTSD, in February 2015 I will embark on a 5,000 mile journey walking from the east coast of Delaware across the United States on the Great American Discovery Trail to the coast of San Francisco, CA.
Along the journey I will photo document and video my progress. Seeking out America's heroes in small towns and cities. Interviewing Veterans and their families along the way sharing their stories of strength and hope on dealing and living with PTSD, with you the viewers. If we can, together, raise awareness, we can save the lives of so many of our Veterans.

Please donate for the journey and support for the cause! Thank You so much for your support!

I, Ryan Weldon, pledge that at the end of this journey I will donate all remaining funds, donated for this walk across America, To the PTSD Survivors of America (PTSDSoA) Organization.

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5,000 Miles Discovering America's Heroes
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I'm truly overwhelmed by all the love and support. Thank you all so much from the bottom depth of my heart.
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Good morning, thanks so much for the support. Please share and help raise funds for my journey across America to raise awareness and funds for PTSD. Thanks again for all the love and support.
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Stand up and fight for those who fight for us everyday America! Follow the journey and support the cause.
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Haskell Justice
43 months ago
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I don't know you at all but saw this great cause. I personally just lost a best friend a week ago today and have been looking into PTSD more. He took his own life due to it by jumping in front of a train a couple blocks from the White House. You are doing more than you realize helping people and if I see you I will be sure to stop and shake your hand! Thanks for the service!

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Joshua Bradley
43 months ago
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Go Ryan! Only had a few buck left in the checking but saw you walk by my house in Sabina today and had to do what I could to help. As a veteran who has felt with PTSD I salute you! Thank you and safe travels!

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Richard Davis
40 months ago
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Ryan, I met you in Martinsville, Ind. on 5- 31-2015 at the holiday inn express. as I travel all over the country with my job, I meet you again in Denison TX. 8-11-2015. Your spirit is looking good and still sounding good. Do not stop devil dog. Semper Fi.

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Maria Ritz
43 months ago
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So nice to meet you Ryan! We are spreading the word about you!

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Chelle Brisco
33 months ago

So glad to hear you've come to the end of this journey. Bless you for what you've done.

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Wanda Curtis
33 months ago

Way To Go Ryan, you came through Athens Ohio and stopped at Ruby Tuesday to eat. Our team has been rooting for you. What a great thing you did. God Bless You!!!!

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LeRoy LJ Maye
37 months ago

Way to go man, I have a family member that has battled PTSD for a few years now and I'm glad to know that he's not fighting alone. We need more people like you in this world. Thank you and God bless!!!!

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Created January 3, 2015
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KH
$100
Kelly H
27 months ago

Your determination to attain such an achievement is extraordinary! Thank you and our veterans who have served to protect our country and our freedom.

$100
Anonymous
30 months ago
KC
$32
Kevin Casey
32 months ago

Ooh Rah

MK
$50
mark kosicki
32 months ago

great job

TB
$100
Tammy Barnett
32 months ago

You are an inspiration...... God Bless....

JA
$20
James Anderson
32 months ago

Thanks for bringing more awareness to PTSD.

NS
$100
Nancy Sullivan
33 months ago

Hey, Ryan! I'm SO proud of you! Your aunt Nancy

DM
$25
Dionna Morales
33 months ago

God bless you Ryan. You are never alone. Many prayers are being sent your way. Thank you for all you have done.

Haskell Justice
43 months ago
2
2

I don't know you at all but saw this great cause. I personally just lost a best friend a week ago today and have been looking into PTSD more. He took his own life due to it by jumping in front of a train a couple blocks from the White House. You are doing more than you realize helping people and if I see you I will be sure to stop and shake your hand! Thanks for the service!

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Joshua Bradley
43 months ago
2
2

Go Ryan! Only had a few buck left in the checking but saw you walk by my house in Sabina today and had to do what I could to help. As a veteran who has felt with PTSD I salute you! Thank you and safe travels!

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Richard Davis
40 months ago
1
1

Ryan, I met you in Martinsville, Ind. on 5- 31-2015 at the holiday inn express. as I travel all over the country with my job, I meet you again in Denison TX. 8-11-2015. Your spirit is looking good and still sounding good. Do not stop devil dog. Semper Fi.

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Maria Ritz
43 months ago
1
1

So nice to meet you Ryan! We are spreading the word about you!

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Chelle Brisco
33 months ago

So glad to hear you've come to the end of this journey. Bless you for what you've done.

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Wanda Curtis
33 months ago

Way To Go Ryan, you came through Athens Ohio and stopped at Ruby Tuesday to eat. Our team has been rooting for you. What a great thing you did. God Bless You!!!!

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LeRoy LJ Maye
37 months ago

Way to go man, I have a family member that has battled PTSD for a few years now and I'm glad to know that he's not fighting alone. We need more people like you in this world. Thank you and God bless!!!!

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