Walking Across America for Overdose

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Raised by 219 people in 31 months
In March of 2014 my sister, Brittany, died from a drug overdose. I began researching facts and statistics about drug overdose and was shocked to find out that there are over 40,000 drug overdose deaths per year in America alone. I knew that I had to try and do something big in Brittany's honor to try and make a difference. I tried a few things here and there and raised a bunch of money for organizations that deal with addiction. I still wasn't satisfied. The month of her one year death anniversary I knew that I had not done enough.  

I can't remember the exact date, but I do remember the moment that the idea of walking across America came to me. I knew right then and there that it was going to happen. I began doing research, collecting gear, and hiking as much as possible. I read books and web blogs from people who have done it before. The more I read, practiced, and told people about it, the more I knew that it was the right thing and the right time for me to do this.

I will need help with funding the trip, but also with spreading the word. Every dollar that is not spent on the trip will go to charity or to help me start my own non-profit afterwards if it ends up being a big success.
I will be posting updates about my trip, as well as facts about drug overdose on my website. brettbramblewalks.com 
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Thank you all so much for showing your support. Tomorrow morning I am beginning this journey across our nation. This marks the end of one chapter and a beginning of another. I anticipate that I will experience every type of terrain that America has to offer. I will probably also feel every emotion that one may ever go through. I am hoping to learn a lot about people and a lot about myself. I can already tell that I will heal from the loss of my sister as that part of the journey has already begun. I really appreciate you all for donating and I hope that you will stay in touch as I walk across America for the next 8 months!!!
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Lisa Kashef
23 months ago

I'm so sorry for the loss of your beautiful sister Brittany. My son, Brandon, died on May 18, 2013, to a heroin overdose. My only son, my firstborn, forever 19. Bless you for what you're doing. I am so humbled by your actions and so thankful for the awareness you're bringing to this heartbreaking epidemic. I hope I can meet you someday and say thank you in person.

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Raised by 219 people in 31 months
Created November 2, 2015
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Anonymous
16 months ago
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Brandon Bramble
18 months ago

God loves you and He has been so good to us,.. SO much recently that we want to be good to you!! Jeremiah 1:5 “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.” God made you the way YOU are!" Keep exploring buddy!!! We Love You!

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Lisa Kashef
18 months ago

#bringdominohome

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Anonymous
18 months ago
DM
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Debbie Mangelli
18 months ago

Get home Domino, you are a champ, woof woof!

EH
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Elizabeth Hazzard
18 months ago

Hope this helps get Domino home!!

CK
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Chris King
18 months ago

Domino on a plane! :)

Lisa Kashef
23 months ago

I'm so sorry for the loss of your beautiful sister Brittany. My son, Brandon, died on May 18, 2013, to a heroin overdose. My only son, my firstborn, forever 19. Bless you for what you're doing. I am so humbled by your actions and so thankful for the awareness you're bringing to this heartbreaking epidemic. I hope I can meet you someday and say thank you in person.

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