Jesse’s walk across America is getting some mentions in different media, thanks to my boss Roger Laurendeau. Roger, owner of The Web Guys, an Internet marketing company in Carmel, Indiana, paid for two press releases for Jesse. The Miami Herald online Business Section is just one example of many that carried his story.
Jesse had a wonderful time meeting some extended family in Long Beach, Mississippi. Jesse’s grandpa, Wil VanOsdol, located a cousin Bob VanOsdol. Over the years, the two had fallen out of touch, but recently reconnected through Facebook. Bob was excited to hear about Jesse’s walk across America for Riley Hospital for Children, and he asked if Jesse would be interested in meeting him and his family. Read More…
Jesse posted a short video you can watch of some flood waters he encountered in his walk across America in Lafayette, Louisiana. This area had been inundated with rain and had severe flooding. When Jesse reached the town, the waters had receded a bit, but as you can see in the above video, he still had to wade through knee-deep water and ended up soaking most of the things in his cart. All of his clothes were wet, a good portion of his food, and his sleeping bag.
Here is a link to a news story on that flooding in southern Louisiana.
Click here: News story
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