Ireland Thru-Hike for Freedom!

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Raised by 31 people in 17 months

I will be hiking the entire length of Ireland, 650 miles from the south to the north, to benefit for three organizations that help rescue & rehabilitate human trafficking victims!

 It’s going to be awesome to see what a response we can get, and the help you and I together can provide! 




May 26th, 2019, I’m leaving California & traveling to Dublin, Ireland . Once I land in Dublin, I’ll head to Castletownbere, County Cork, at the southern tip of Ireland. From there,  I’ll be hiking 650 miles north, until I run out of land and find myself at the northernmost point in Ireland:  Malin Head, County Donegal in the Republic of Ireland! There, I’ll jump in the ocean &  try to freeze as I celebrate. 

But...I need YOUR help. My goal is to raise $100,000 through this hike. That’s a crazy amount of money, I know, but I believe it’s totally possible! The hike starts at the end of May, and will take approximately 40 days to complete, so folks can donate & share the entire time, and I’m going to take donations until just after I return. .

The 3 organizations I’m hiking for are Operation Underground Railroad (O.U.R.), Bombay Teen Challenge, and The Oasis Ranch. I’ll highlight those over on my Instagram page: @FreedomPanda


You can donate any amount, from one penny to 100 billion pennies! I’ve set some very cool gifts for each tier of giving, and I’ll highlight those below:

$1 - $50:  a postcard sent from Ireland

$51- $100: an 8x10 photo from the hike + postcard

$101-$175: a limited edition “Freedom Panda         Ireland World Tour” t-shirt ➕ postcard

$176-$275: professionally printed bound photo book from the 650 mile hike across Ireland, ➕ a postcard sent from Ireland

$276-$400: professionally printed bound photo book from the 650 mile hike across Ireland, ➕ a postcard sent from Ireland ➕ an 8x10 photo ➕ a t-shirt

$401-$999: TWO professionally printed bound photo books from the 650 mile hike across Ireland, ➕ a postcard sent from Ireland ➕ TWO limited edition “Freedom Panda Ireland World Tour” t-shirts

$1,000 and up:  THREE professionally printed bound photo books from the 650 mile hike across Ireland, ➕ a postcard sent from Ireland ➕ one 12x20 CANVAS photo ➕ TWO limited edition “Freedom Panda Ireland World Tour” t-shirts

There will be a page in the photo book dedicated to everyone who has donated...you can leave your name, send a wacky photo supporting the hike, or just your name (I’ll be listing every “anonymous” giver as well, for those that don’t want to be acknowledged. Just write a note & send in with your donation). 

I’ll have prices for individual copies of the photo book, as well as prices for 8x10 and canvas art photo prints, and t-shirts & mugs.

PLEASE consider donating, and help me help those who have been hurt & victimized by human trafficking❗️

Any questions, send me a message @ oasisprojekt@gmail.com, or through my Instagram: @FreedomPanda
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We did it! I’ve landed back in Dublin after quite a few miles on the bicycle!

If you have donated, and would like a “thank you” postcard sent from Ireland, please leave a mailing address to send it to by Wednesday, July 3. Either leave it here, or email me directly: oasisprojekt@gmail.com

You can catch a day-by-day account of the trip on my Instagram: FreedomPanda. What a journey! And we raised over $2,000 to help human trafficking victims!


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In Limerick, I switched to a bicycle, as my feet were not healing from being hurt before the hike. Instead of riding to Malin Head, I’m going to continue on through Belfast, all the way to Dublin! Keep following along on my Instagram: FreedomPanda!
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Going into the 7th day on the Ireland Way tomorrow! It’s not been an easy trail. The combination of road walking (really rough on feet & legs) and Mountain/trail walking (wet, marshy, boggy, uneven) has been an interesting one to get used to. My feet are killing me.

The weather has been worse than usual for southern Ireland at this time it f year, and has brought some good rains and heavy winds and fog at the tops of the mountain crossings & passes. It was so foggy at one point while up on a mountain that I lost the waypoint and ended up walking quite a ways in the mucky, boggy terrain!

But all told I’m holding up, and only 4 weeks left! My goal is to reach the top of Ireland in Balleycastle, and along the way raise as much money and awareness for human trafficking victims as possible.

You can follow along on Instagram: “FreedomPanda” is my account name, and I’m posting photos of the journey every day there.

Thank you for joining me in this journey to help save lives, and if you haven’t yet, consider donating!


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Hey everyone! I just wanted to give an update on the Thru-Hike of Ireland to help human trafficking victims.

It’s happening...like, RIGHT THIS MOMENT!

I’m 3 days into the hike here in Southern Ireland, heading north towards the ending point of Ballycastle, Northern Ireland.

Please feel free to share this page with friends, family & coworkers, and be a part of helping raise as much as we can financially for human trafficking victims, as well as raising awareness at the same time!

If you would like a postcard from Ireland, drop a mailing address in an email: oasisprojekt@gmail.com.


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