What an amazing adventure. I scooted over 1,220 miles in 40 days! I stopped in 28 very different towns and cities. I scooted on beach sand, mud, dirt, pavement and bricks. I met a lot of new friends. I saw a few friends I hadn’t seen in years. I went to all of my transplant hospitals plus one. I proved to myself and others, if you work and try hard enough, you can accomplish more than you think.
Six months ago, I thought of this little scoot through Florida and Georgia and beyond. I wasn’t even sure I was going to do it when I was on the way to Florida. I didn’t think I’d make it two days after scooting to Coral Springs. I did it. Hopefully I helped someone see the importance of organ donation. I know I convinced 9 people that registering to be an organ donor was a helpful, selfless act. Others may have signed up through registerme.org. People were taking notice.
This is just the beginning! I will continue my trek across the country. I will reach as many people as I can! I will try and spread organ donor awareness across this great United States of America.
There are so many people to thank for making this trip possible. There are two groups and an individual I have to thank on here, because I if they didn’t help the trip never would have happened.
Thank you to all of the donors who helped me raise $8,000 on GoFundMe. Your generous donations funded the entire trip. The food, the lodging, the gas, the sunscreen. All of it. Without your help, I never would have left.
The money was big, but no scooter, no SCOOTING4donors. A very special thank you goes out to Liz, Gina and the entire Trikaroo scooter company. It was coming down the wire when I contacted Trikaroo and I was planning on using my personal scooter that went 4 mph and lasted only 12 mpch. I’d definitely still be in Florida if I used that. During a very busy time, they added my craziness to their schedule and helped me get the best scooter and accessories to make this trip a success. My Trike is still working like it did on day one.
The final thank you goes out to Driver. Even if I had all the money and the scooter, how was I going to travel? Driver was security, baggage handling, hotel reserving, scouting, superman. He dealt with my OCD, my whining (not much) and my crazy ideas without blinking an eye. Thank you so much for all of your help, Driver.
Before this post ends I wanted to share some of my favorite photos from the trip. I will be away for the next month for resting and volunteering at camp, but I will be back soon. Thank you for reading, sharing, registering to be donors and for just being there everyone. DONATE LIFE!
To Be Continued….
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Have you thought about ordering a Donate Life Flag forbthe scooter? This would help identify you from afar. Just a thought.