The Grateful American Road Trip
Who: Hi, we are Lindsay and Chris! Together with our Australian Cattle Dog, Everest, we are Called to Wander!
What: We are on a mission to drive the "Pan American Highway” from Prudhoe Bay, Alaska to Ushuaia, Argentina in our truck and camper rig.
The first part is what we call "The Grateful American Road Trip," as we will visit all 50 US States and serve at least 1 family in each state. Our focus is serving children who are sick with Crohn's Disease or Cancer, are orphans or in the foster care system/adoption process, or are living in poverty.
In addition to serving the children and their families we are also attempting to fundraise at least $1,000 per family toward their GoFundMe campaigns. You can learn more about this part of our journey by going HERE .
We anticipate that it will cost us well over $100,000 to complete our journey from Alaska to Argentina. We hope that any momentum we gather during The Grateful American Road Trip will allow us financial opportunities to propel us toward Mexico and Central America.
Aside from standard travel expenses we have the added expense and complication that we must maintain health insurance in the United States as Lindsay will need to return home every 8 weeks in order to receive an IV infusion to treat her Crohn’s Disease.
Leg 1 - North America (all 50 US States + Canada)
Leg 2 - Mexico and Central America and
Leg 3 - South America
When: Our journey begins with the launch of Leg 1 in April 2018. We anticipate completing this part by Christmas 2018. We hope to spend 2019 in Mexico and Central America and 2020 in South America.
Why: We believe that we have been given much in life. From the fortune of being born into a life of freedoms and prosperity in America to the opportunities that exist for us for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, we have been greatly blessed. We believe that part of our responsibility, and joy, in being given much is to also give much to others. On our journey we will document our experience such that we can help others understand the importance, purpose and impact that giving can have on others.
We also want to show that, while we do not have as much as others to give, it is possible to change the world by sharing what we do have - whether it is time, talents or passion. We believe that most people naturally want to help each other and, by sharing what we learn about the nature of giving, people will find more and creative ways to give to others.
Thank you for supporting our efforts to make the world a better place!
Chris and Lindsay