This summer I will be undertaking a daunting, yet exciting task of cycling over 4,000 miles from San Francisco, CA to Washington, D.C. on the Journey of Hope in behalf of people living with disabilities. Along the way, I will meet with many individuals and groups in order to bring a greater awareness to our peers and community about what it means to have a disability with the hope of abating social stigmas attached to those disabilities.
We will also raise more than $400,000 in support of the projects and programs of Push America. Although we will be doing plenty of biking, the main focus of this venture is to build hope for people with disabilities as well as the organizations that serve them. We will be cycling up to 120 miles in a day, and every evening participating in friendship visits with people with disabilities. These friendship visits are what makes this journey such a unique and rewarding experience as we are able to connect with the people whose lives we are impacting.