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Appalachian Trail & Recovery '17

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We  ARE hiking the Appalachian Trail!!

Please HELP us save OUR lives. This may sound drastic, but we need you (& your social network)! We have struggled with addiction our whole lives, alcoholism & mental illness. Getting long-term sobriety has been a challenge, and we believe 6 +/- months on the AT will give us a superior start to our sobriety.

We have both attended 12-step programs galore and also treatment centers, rehabs, you name it....we STILL STRUGGLE. We think the AT will give us unparalleled time with nature & GOD. 

So.......are we crazy?! Probably, but thats why you love us!? As Bill W puts it, "jails, institutions, & death" are how most alcoholics die. I (Kadie) will photoblog & instagram the whole way down the trail. Yes, I said down - we're going SOUTHbound (which is wonky) Maine (where James is from!) to Georgia - 2,100 miles. 

The $ raised will be spent for gear and (dehydrated) food. If we raise more than anticipated, that additional $ will go toward my starting a charity/non-profit for women @ the beach who have no "SAFE (& affordable)" place to go. That is my dream.....please believe in me! It's GONNA happen!! 

If you can't/won't donate, SHARING is caring!!  We are also looking for corporate sponsors so hit us up!

*PRIZE* Anyone who donates $100+ will receive a postcard from EVERY STATE we visit (if you want it).


Kadie Pettit Gagnon
Jacksonville Beach, FL

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