About me

I am a Persistent Man!

On October 8, 1950 mom, dad and my brother welcomed me into the family.

Three years later, because of an accident, the doctors predicted that walking may be over for me, but after many prayers and hours of rehabilitation, my feet were taking me places again.

Fast forward to June of 2000, at a cemetary near Jesup, Georgia. Dad had passed away with Alzheimer’s disease and we said goodbye.

Nine months later, the Intensive Care Unit in Marietta, Georgia, was my home for four days, and by the way, my weight was 273 pounds at that time.

Upon leaving ICU, my thoughts shifted from struggling to surviving. My Strength, my persistence, my survival instincts kicked in and kicked in hard, and 118 pounds were lost.

In ICU, a promise had been made and it will be kept.

Unofficially the Across the Land project began on June 1, 2012, but the official kick off was January 12, 2013.

Raising awareness and money became my full time job and continued until January 24, 2016. At that time my advocacy went part time so my 88 year old mom would have help.

On March 1, 2018 a shift occurred and my advocacy moved to Down syndrome.

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