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Kristin Grenier hiked the Pacific Crest Trail for ILADS

Rainbow Dash

Kristin Grenier

Trail: Pacific Crest Trail     Goal: 2650 Miles
Dates: Apr 15 2015 - Jul 15 2015
In 2012, I thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail. The six months I spent on the trail were some of the greatest of my life, complete with beautiful places and wonderful people. One year after my thru-hike, I found myself stuck in bed with a ... more
Total
Pledges
Total
per Mile
Total
Pledged
Miles
Hiked
Dollars
Hiked
Total
Donated

39

$1.09

$2766.00

900

$981.00

$735.00

ILADS promotes understanding of Lyme and its associated diseases and strongly supports physicians and other health care professionals dedicated to advancing the standard of care for Lyme and its associated diseases. By supporting ILADS you will ... more
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An Update, Thanks, and Next Steps

Kentucky - Mile 900 - Sep 9th, 2015

Dear Friends,
If you're receiving this message via email, it's because you're awesome! You pledged to support the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society by sponsoring me on a per-mile basis on my hike of the Pacific Crest Trail. Your financial contributions will be used to support Lyme Disease education, awareness, and research efforts. That's huge!
My hike was spectacular -- filled with awe-inspiring sights and life-changing people. I loved every moment of it, from those spent sweltering on the desert floor to those spent breathless on top of Mount Whitney.
Unfortunately, my hike was cut short by -- you guessed it! -- Lyme Disease. A month or so into my hike, I began to notice signs that a relapse was coming on. I slowed down a bit and ensured I ate and slept well, but, a few weeks later, the Sierra saw the relapse debilitate me. I rested in California (with two amazing trail angels) for a month until I was well enough to fly back to Kentucky, where I spent another month in bed.
My health has improved in the last 10 days, but I have upcoming appointments with a hematologist, a neurologist, and doctors at the Cleveland Clinic in the hopes that some unanswered questions can be solved. In the meantime, I am thankful for the health I do have, the time to be with my family, and the memories I made this summer.
I'm writing you to say "thank you" again and to let you know that the mileage count on HikeFor is final. I hiked 900 miles; if you pledged 1ยข per mile, this is a great time to send ILADS a check (or make a donation online) for $9. I've been touched by those who've declared that they'll be sponsoring in full anyway, regardless of my abbreviated hike, but a pro-rated sponsorship for the 900 miles I did hike would also be deeply appreciated.
Now for the actual nuts and bolts. There are two steps to this procedure: 1) Send a donation to ILADS by mail or online. All the info you'll need is at ILADS.org. 2) Confirm your sponsorship with HikeFor. This seems a little redundant, since HikeFor doesn't accept payment yet, but please declare the amount you've contributed; that way, we can tabulate the donation we've made together.
Again, thank you so very much for your support and encouragement. It was such a privilege to HikeFor the Lyme community with each of you in my heart.
Happy trails, and many thanks,
Kristin
Rainbow Dash

Rainbow Dash

Kentucky - Mile 900 - Sep 9th, 2015

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Kristin, congratulations for making it as far as you did. Wish I could have joined you for a segment like we discussed. I too had a relapse and have been on treatment since spring, and have yet to get back out west. I said I'd donate up to $53. I donated $50 (the check box was right there). That's because you gave it your best: as far as I'm concerned you fulfilled your committment, so I fulfilled mine. Maybe someday we can meet and do one of those remaining segments together.

Annie Delyth Stratton

Sep 10 2015 5:53PM

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Teresa and Laurie
$0.05 per mile
up to $45.00

$50.00 paid!

Bill Doan
$0.02 per mile
up to $18.00

$53.00 paid!

Colleen Emery
Thinking of you and hope all is going well!
$0.02 per mile
up to $53.00

$18.00 paid!

The Trail Angels of Mount San Jacinto
$0.03 per mile
up to $79.50

$70.00 paid!

Nancy Kehew
Hoping for the very best for you on your hike, Kristin!
$0.02 per mile
up to $53.00

$18.00 due

Lisa Wolfe
Good Luck - very impressive!
$0.04 per mile
up to $106.00

$36.00 due

Mark Craig
Good Luck!
$0.01 per mile
up to $26.50

$9.00 due

Donna and Jack Keith
Wishing you the best of adventures!
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$36.00 due

Mary Kate McTeigue
With Love from Great Barrington. No Falling!!
$0.05 per mile
up to $132.50

$45.00 due

Beth and Doug Ramsey
Good luck kiddo! We love you!
$0.10 per mile
up to $265.00

$90.00 due

Kelly Grenier
Pob Iwc
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$9.00 due

HeartFelt Fleece and Fiber
Take only pictures and leave only footprints. Love you!
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$45.00 due

Jacques Barrett
May you have a blessed journey!
$0.02 per mile
up to $53.00

$18.00 paid!

State Representative Tom and Sue McKee
$0.01 per mile
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$26.50 paid!

Layne Tussey
We'll be praying for you!
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$18.00 due

Ralph and Susan Ramsey
Good luck!
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$45.00 due

Randy Preston
Best wishes on your journey to Canada!
$0.04 per mile
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$100.00 paid!

James and Paula Smith
$0.01 per mile
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$9.00 due

Don and Stella Hill
Take care of yourself out there!
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$20.00 paid!

Jackie Burrell
$0.01 per mile
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$25.00 paid!

Anonymous
Good luck!
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$25.00 paid!

Sean Pollock
Yay Kristin!
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$53.00 paid!

The Strawzell Family
Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you. John 14 27
$0.01 per mile
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$25.00 paid!

Brad and Jennifer Shelby
Let the beauty of what you love be what you do -Rumi
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$90.00 due

Sally Kinney
Wishing you all the best!
$0.01 per mile
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$30.00 paid!

Bill from HMH
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$20.00 paid!

Bruce Grenier
Happy Trails Rainbow Dash!
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$90.00 due

marty muenks
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$9.00 due

Kayla Kidwell-Snider
Happy hiking!
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$15.00 paid!

Jenna Zukswert
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$10.00 paid!

Bruce Florence
We know you can do it!
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$25.00 paid!

Karen Bear
With hope for you and my sister-in-law Stacey Schulman.
$0.02 per mile
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$50.00 paid!

Sarah Herbert
Rooting for you!
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$9.00 due

FUMC Paris
God bless you on your hike.
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$25.00 paid!

Karren W
Have a blast out west!
$0.08 per mile
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$72.00 due

Annie Delyth Stratton
Thank you, Kristin. Will join you for a seg if I can.
$0.02 per mile
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$50.00 paid!

Anonymous
your lyme success encourages us!
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$18.00 due

Anonymous
Best wishes! What a great cause!
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$26.50 paid!

HeartFelt Baskets and Gifts
Good luck to you! I know this will be a life changing hike
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$9.00 due