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This page exists because of the help given to me. It’s important for me to acknowledge what they helped accomplished. Who is they? Putting names on here is not important. They know who they are, and they will forever be in my thoughts. 

I learned a lesson that has great value. The lesson is the realization of how much help I have always had. This next statement is real. “The failures in my life are mine, the successes are ours”

From June 1st, 2012 until May 31st, 2017, we ran, jogged, walked, drove and talked to raise awareness concerning alzheimer’s disease and money for the Alzheimer’s Association. 

Here is some of what was accomplished. 

  • over 16,000 miles on foot 
  • over 30,000 miles in a car
  • in 16 states 
  • over 50 television interviews 
  • over 100 newspaper interviews
  • over 20 radio interviews 
  • 6 magazine interviews 
  • spent the night in over 40 senior care facilities 
  • met hundreds of senior care facility professionals
  • gave out over 3000 cards and bracelets 
  • 29 meet and greets 
  • visited 4 research facilities 
  • visited over 20 Alzheimer’s Association Chapters 
  • met over 100 Alzheimer’s Association staff members 
  • attended 9 Walk to End Alzheimer’s events 
  • met 4 Governors, 2 Lt. Governors, 2 Secretary of States, 1 State Senator and 4 Mayors
  • met 4 world class runners, 1 professional football player and one actress
  • met over 4000 caregivers 
  • over $40,000.00 raised for the Alzheimer’s Association 
  • use social media . . . Facebook, WordPress, Twitter, Charity Miles and Instagram 

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The Bobomobile is a 1996 Chevrolet Lumina

Wilson is a Bob Revolution SE Jogging Stroller. Wilson was out on the road with me for over 4000 miles.

    Special Events
    Thanks to everyone that helped make these events happen. It helped us spread awareness.

    Met John O. Agwunobi, MD, MBA, MPH served as the 12th Assistant Secretary for Health from December 17, 2005 to September 4, 2007.

    Met Georgia’s Governor Nathan Deal.

    Met Arkansas’s Governor Mike Beebe

    Met Oklahoma’s Governor Mary Fallin

    Met New Mexico’s Governor Susana Martinez

    Met South Carolina Lt. Governor Nick Theodore

    Met Arkansas Lt. Governor Mark Darr

    Met Oklahoma Secretary of State Larry Parman

    Met Arkansas Secretary of State Mark Martin

    Met Oklahoma State Senator Brian Crain

    Interviewed by Mariashriver.com and featured on their website.

    Was invited to stand and be acknowledged in the Senate Chamber of the Great State of Oklahoma for raising awareness concerning alzheimers disease

    Presented with the Arkansas Traveler by the Secretary of State Mark Martin

    Met Steve W. Barger Ph.D at the University of Arkansas Medical School

    Met Michael Zuwada Ph.D at the University of Arkansas Medical School 

    Met Sue S. Griffin Ph.D at the University of Arkansas Medical School

    Met Jordan J.N.Tang Ph.D at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation

    Met Huntington Potter Ph.D at the University of Colorado Denver

    Presented with a proclamation from Mayor Richard J. Berry stating July 2, 2013 as Jack Fussell Alzheimer’s Awareness Day in Albuquerque, NM

    Presented with the Points of Light Award for November 6, 2013. It was signed by Tracy Hoover, the President, Points of Light and signed by President George H.W. Bush, Honorary Chairman, Points of Light

    Presented with a proclamation from Mayor Teresa Pike Tomlinson stating June 17th, 2015 as Jack Fussell Day in Columbus, GA.

    Presented with the Key to the City of Tifton , GA by Mayor Jamie Cater.

    Ran with Jordan Turner and his dad and met the men’s and women’s cross country team at Reinhardt University in Waleska, GA. Jordan is the coach. Some of the team ran with me also.

    Ran with Jeff Turcotte and the cross country team from St. Pius High School in Albuquerque, NM

    Received a formal invitation to tour St. Judes Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, TN. I lost two cousins to leukemia years ago when the treatment was nothing like it is today.

    Another very very special thing that happened were the invitations to visit over 60 senior care facilities. I was invited to rest at around 40 of those. What an honor that was for me. I never turned down even one invitation.

    Media
    Thank you to everyone that made these media events happen. The 1.800.272.3900 was given out to a lot of folks.That is the helpline for anyone wanting information concerning alzheimers disease. That is why we wanted media involved. Here is a partial list. 

    Mariashriver.com – internet news

    HLN – CNN – Atlanta, GA

    Marietta Daily Journal – Marietta, Ga – newspaper

    Cherokee Tribune – Canton, GA – newspaper (1)

    Cherokee Tribune – Canton, GA – newspaper (2)

    Georgia News Network – John Clark – radio (1)

    Georgia News Network – John Clark – radio (2)

    Georgia News Network – John Clark – radio (3)

    Georgia News Network – John Clark – radio (4)

    Georgia News Network – John Clark – radio (5)

    The Walton Tribune – Loganville, GA – newspaper

    Times Courier – Ellijay, GA – newspaper (1)

    Times Courier – Ellijay, GA – newspaper (2)

    Pickens County Progress – Jasper, GA – newspaper (1)

    Pickens County Progress – Jasper, GA – newspaper (2)

    My West Canton Monthly – Canton, GA – magazine

    My East Canton Monthly – Canton, GA – magazine

    Sixes Living – Canton, GA – magazine

    Atlanta Best Self – Atlanta, GA – magazine

    Atlanta Journal – Atlanta, GA – newspaper (1)

    Atlanta Journal – Atlanta, GA – newspaper (2)

    Fox 5 Road Warrior – Atlanta, GA – TV

    DNR – Atlanta, GA – TV

    WXIA – NBC – Atlanta, GA – TV (1)

    WXIA – NBC – Atlanta, GA – TV (2)

    Fox 5 – Fox – Atlanta, GA -TV

    104.7 – the FISH – radio

    Dawsonville News – Dawsonville, GA – newspaper

    Living Healthy – Dawsonville, GA – magazine

    WFXG – Fox – Augusta, GA – TV

    The Tybee Times – Tybee Island, GA – newspaper

    WJCL – Fox – Savannah, GA – TV (1)

    WJCL – Fox – Savannah, GA – TV (2)

    WTOC – CBS – Savannah, GA – TV

    Statesboro Herald – Statesboro, GA – newspaper

    WGXA – Fox – Macon, GA – TV

    Macon Telegraph – Macon GA – newspaper (1)

    Macon Telegraph – Macon GA – newspaper (2)

    13WMAZ – CBS – Macon, GA – TV

    Sirius-XM – Phlash Phelps Phunny Pharm – radio

    Times Courier – Ellijay,GA – newspaper

    Tifton Gazette – Tifton, GA – newspaper

    WLTZ – NBC – Colombus, GA – TV

    WRBL – CBS – Columbus, GA – TV

    Walker County Messenger – newspaper

    Daily Citizen News – Dalton, GA – newspaper

    WBLJ – Dalton, GA – radio

    WLAQ – Rome, GA – radio

    CBS46 – CBS – Albany, GA – TV

    WALB – ABC – Albany, GA – TV

    Fox31 News – Albany, GA – TV

    WJCL – ABC – Savannah GA – TV

    Times Courier – Ellijay, GA – newspaper

    Wade Caldwell Interview 1, 2 , 3 , & 4

    North Jackson Progress – Stevenson, AL – newspaper

    Hartselle Enquirer – Hartselle, AL – newspaper

    The Moulton Advertiser – Moulton, Al – newspaper

    Huntsville Times – Huntsville, Al – newspaper

    WAFF – NBC – Huntsville, AL – TV

    WHNT – CBS – Huntsville, AL – TV

    WAAY – ABC – Huntsville, AL – TV

    AL.Com – Huntsville, AL – web newspaper

    ABC3340 – Birmingham, AL – TV

    Daily Corinthian – Corinth, MS – newspaper

    WLOV – Fox – Tupelo, MS – TV

    WTVM – ABC – Memphis, TN – TV

    WREG – CBS – Memphis, TN – TV

    Fox 13 News – Fox – Memphis – TV

    KWAM 990 – Memphis TN – radio

    WMC5 – NBC Memphis, TN – TV

    Memphis Flyer.com – Memphis TN – magazine

    The Best Times – Memphis,TN – internet news

    The Echo at UCA – Conway, AR – newspaper

    Times Record – Fort Smith, AK – newspaper

    Heritage High School News – Bentonville, AK – newspaper

    University of Arkansas – Fayetteville, AK – TV

    KUAF 91.3 – NPR – Fayetteville, AK – radio

    KVOM – Morrilton, AK – radio

    Times Herald – Forrest City, AR – newspaper

    Times Courier – Forrest City – newspaper

    Lonoke Democrat – Lonoke, AR – newspaper

    University of Arkansas Medical School – Little Rock, AK – newspaper

    Arkansas Democrat Gazette – Little Rockk

    KTHV – CBS – Little Rock, AR – TV (1)

    KTHV – CBS – Little Rock, AR – TV (2)

    El Reno Tribune – El Reno, OK – newspaper

    101.7 KKZU – Elk City, OK – radio (1)

    101.7 KKZU – Elk City, OK – radio (2)

    KWON – Bartlesville, OK – radio

    KTUL – ABC – Tulsa, OK – TV

    KUAF 91.3 – Tulsa, OK – radio

    Tulsa World – Tulsa, OK – internet news

    Community Spirit Magazine – Tulsa, OK

    Choctaw Times – Tulsa, OK – newspaper

    OU Daily.com – Norman, OK – university news

    KFOR 4 – NBC – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

    KOKC – Oklahoma City – radio

    Arkansas Technical College – Russellville – TV

    The Canyon News – Canyon, TX – newspaper

    Amarillo Globe News – Amarillo,TX – newspaper

    KTRK – ABC – Houston, TX – TV

    KAMR – NBC – Canyon, TX – TV

    KV11 – ABC – Canyon, TX – TV

    ABC7 – ABC – Amarillo, TX – TV

    KKOC11 – NBC – Grand Junction, CO – TV

    Big98.5 – Albuquerque – radio

    KRQE – CBS – Albuquerque, NM – TV

    Sequoyah Times – Sallisaw, Oklahoma – newspaper

    News Herald – Lake Havasu, AR – newspaper

    KCBA – Fox – Monterey, California – TV

    GHCA.int – internet news

    1080plus.com – internet news

    Daynews.com – internet news

    California.com – internet news

    SWTimes.com – AK – internet news

    River Valley Leader.com – internet news

    The Salinas Californian – Salinas, CA – newspaper

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