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Hiking for Hope

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As most of you already know, I am hiking the Appalachian Trail and I've been chipping away at the miles. I've made it over a fourth of the way and my next huge milestone is the half way point!

I've decided to take the opportunity to redirect all this love and support. Now, when people ask how they can help, I say, "Help me spread love and hope and donate to my campaign... Hiking for Hope!"


I have 2 non-profit organizations that I am passionate about....
A Kid Again &
KY Children's Advocacy Centers.
So, 100% of money raised will be split 50/50 between these 2 amazing organizations!!!... also, all transactions and donations will be documented once I finish 2200 miles.

So what are these organizations all about you ask? 


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KY Children's Advocacy Centers: To put it simply, they are bringing awareness to the issue of child abuse and empowering communities to do something about it! Made possible with a collaboration of law enforcement, social serivces, prosecutors, mental health, medical, and child advocacy. It's all about serving children who have been impacted by violence, sexual abuse, and trauma with a holistic approach.

The services provided include legal and mental matters. Legally, Children have a support system to get their justice and are coached in finding their voice in the court room. All the while, not beating the story out of them over and over so they dont have to be re-victimized. Mentally, children are provided support to move forward from the trauma. How to have healthy relationships in the future and to cope with the pain. Did you know that 1 in 10 children experience sexual abuse before they turn 18!? Heartbreaking!

For a better look at this organization take a peek at this video. https://youtu.be/mvy2C87aVMc
 

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A Kid Again: The main theme of this organization is, "GIVE ILLNESS A TIME OUT."
Their mission is to make sure that every child with a life-threatening illness in America can be A Kid Again. These illnesses not only effect the idividual, but the entire family... They're facing endless doctor visits, hospital stays, fighting insurance claim denials, scheduling appointments, medications, etc. Other family members can get lost in the middle of the chaos. That's why it's so important that they include the whole family in every adventure they host year round. Whether a child is battling an all too common disease like cancer, or a rare disease like Hunter Syndrome, they ALL deserve to be a kid again.

Funds raised go towards event tickets, parking, momentos, and momories so families don't have to worry about anything and can focus on the fun! AKA makes it possible for them to forget about the illness, feel normal, and get a break from the grind... even if it is for a day. For some families, it's the only thing they have to look forward to.

Here are some of families A Kid Again has helped...
Meet Grant https://youtu.be/0VLBtRTi5tg
Day in the life of Evan https://youtu.be/5KoOuIHZha8

I hope these non-profit organizations have touched your heart as they have mine.

My goal is to raise $5 per mile I hike! I assure you, I am a women on a mission!

Please help these children and their families find the silver lining. Spread a little hope and help someone in their darkest hour.

If you do not have the funds to donate, you can still help. Share this with your friends and family.

Share on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram! It's easy and can make a huge difference!

Fun fact:
Donating makes you feel like you're wearing an invisible cape


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Holy Smokes!!! We were able to raise OVER 14k!!!! Like whaaaaat! This is crazy!

There is so much love in this world! Everyone of you are angels! This would not be possible without you. Words cannot express my gratitude for your selflessness and desire to want to make a difference. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

I am in communication with the charities to arrange the donation and document it as I promised. This is so exciting! I cannot wait to get things rolling and eventually show you first hand what an impact YOU have made!
Until then, bare with me as this all comes together ❤
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So today, I'm having a hard time getting motivated. To be totally honest, I'm ready to just be done with this thing. I'm ready to be home spending time with loved ones. Also, I don't feel so great anyways. The White Mountains took a toll on me and rest is in order. But still I'm beating myself up for taking an extra day off.

In my spare time today, I've been reading comments, talking to Keith, and watching donations roll in. It's just what it needed. I'm so thankful for each and every one of you! I needed to be reminded of how blessed I truly am. How hiking this trail has changed me in amazing ways, but also, how it can change the lives of others. Another day of hiking won't kill me. I just have to keep putting one foot in front of the other for the children who are less fortunate.. One foot in front of the other to get back home. One foot in front of the other. It's that simple. Tomorrow, I will conquer another mountain.
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WOW!!!! It truly amazes me how many of you all have come together to help out these kids. It gives my hike so much more meaning and the motivation to keep moving. I recently was told I'd get $1 for each mile of Pennsylvania once I finish it. Might just be the push I need to get through all the rocks ahead of me. And y'all know I hate rocks with a passion. Lol.

Thanks to each and every one of you for all your support and encouragement ❤❤

I'M OFFICIALLY A 1000 MILER!
Please share this with your friends and family to get me over $5000.
The kids will ❤ you forever!
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Wow! What a journey this has been!
I am currently over 500 miles in. About a quarter of the way there! I can't believe it!

But that also means I'm behind on my fund raiser. If I'm raising $5 a mile, I should be right around $2500.

If you have already donated, THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH! But please do me one more favor... share this with your friends and family to help get me closer to my goal. It would mean so much to me.

THANKS AGAIN to everyone who donated to help change someone else's life ❤
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