So now I have finished the App trail (88 days averaging 35 miles a day), rested and have decided it is time to go BIG. To do something that will really really help those who most need it.
I want to help build an orphanage in South Sudan. Why? There are THOUSANDS of orphans in that area, many children are even living on the streets, children! With the help of your donations that will be given to a trusted organization this can become a reality. “For those who do for the least of my brethren…” What more is there? To help someone who needs it most…
I plan on running from Key West to Alaska starting in October/November 2015.
May 13, 2015 The App Trail adventure will begin.
Click on the pic to read the quote. I did not write it, just love it!
Hi. Here we are in 2015. A lot has changed in a year. The Appalachian Trail has called me. I plan to be a through hiker, beginning in GA on May 13.
This year’s journey is dedicated to the Wounded Warrior Project. I am sure you agree that the men and women who serve DESERVE all that is great. Helping them return home to a fulfilling life is the very least we can do! Please visit the donation page for the webiste directly to the WWP. It is a 501(c)3 organization so again your donations are tax deductible.
Last year was an amazing year! The 207 day circumference of the US to raise awareness of Williams Syndrome is one that I will never forget. All the great people I met, the beautiful places I saw were amazing!!!
The blog is arranged so anyone who wants to read about that adventure can as well. T
Posts and scenic pics from 2014 are in reverse order, so April 2014 is at the bottom, newer pics will be added to the top.
God Bless all who serve and who have served.
I am Kevin Payne. As this is being created in 2014 I am 18 years old and graduated from Hereford High in Parkton, MD in 2013.
I have 2 older brothers, Rob and Jake. Jake was born with a condition known as Williams Syndrome. I won’t go into detail here about WS and how the WSA supports its membership, you can find all that information at www.williams-syndrome.org. This is the BEST place to get information on WS!!
Jake has had a huge influence on me. He constantly reminds me what kindness is, to see others without predjudice and to appreciate small accomplishments. I want to do something good, I want to make a difference so decided to use my God given athletic abilities to raise awareness of WS. There are only about 25,000 people with WS in the USA and perhaps only about half are diagnosed. I just knew when I heard the statistics this is how I can make a difference!
So in early April 2014 I will set out from Parkton, MD on a cross country solo bicycle journey. I look forward to meeting families affected by WS along the way. If I can help one family, one person, my journey will be a success!
To donate to the WSA please visit http://www.williams-syndrome.org/Kevin-Payne