If I get my miracle and I can make it, I will be hiking for people who suffer from situational depression. The last hike I did was in Carlsbad National Park on my Birthday. It was a very simple hike, but not for me suffering from a disease that is trying to kill me. But I got the trail done even though it was very difficult for me. I have never suffered from any mental illness in my life. I was one of the lucky ones. But since I am fighting the Grim Reaper I have been suffering from situational depression, and it is not fun. This year I stepped down from my position as Vice President of HIKE for Mental Health. I am one of the three founders of this great organization, and I want to get back to attending all our events. If I beat this, the doctors say I will be able to hike 3oo or more miles at a time when I get well. I will be back to being my normal self again. I need an organ transplant so I just need to stay alive till I can get one. So I am asking you to please make a small donation to my hike. Even if I can’t go It will give me a feeling of doing what I used to do before I got sick. My goal is only $100. But it would really make me feel good to be doing what I used to do before I got sick. If ten of my friends donated ten bucks I would make my goal. So please help me make my goal or even blow it out of the water. I just want to feel like me again. Thank you all for all your love and support during the toughest time of my life. I want to beat that Grim Reaper with a knock out. Please help me feel like me again. Thank you all again.And please share this page. Thank you all again.
Tom Kennedy co founder of HIKE for Mental Health.
former vice president of HIKE for Mental Health.
1 in 4 families is affected by mental illness.
HIKE for Mental Health is a recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit founded on the vision of a world in which everyone, including those who suffer mental illness, can find the simple joy of living.
Our mission is to alleviate the suffering of those afflicted by mental illness, eliminate the associated stigma, and foster responsible use of wilderness trails.
As an all-volunteer organization, we distribute 100% of contributions raised by our hikes.
- 80% funds scientific research to understand and treat mental illness
- 20% conserves national wilderness trails
Your donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by the IRS. Thank you for your support.
To learn more, visit hikeformentalhealth.org.
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