Jessie Grieb, the 27 year old Spring Lake native who set out last July to walk from Fort Kent, Maine to Key West, Florida to raise awareness about the opioid addiction crisis, and support her own recovery, arrived in the Conch Republic early yesterday evening. She is scheduled to arrive at Mile Marker 0 this morning at 9 a.m. Tune into her facebook page for the emotional conclusion of her inspiring journey.
Jessie has had a profound impact on thousand of lives along her journey and thousand more through social media. It has been inspiring to witness her push through her own physical, emotional and spiritual barriers, as she braved the elements and a sounder of wild boar, and continued to dig deeper into her self. It has been equally moving to witness the hundreds of people, many of whom of lost family members to opioid overdoses, support her along the way with places to stay, repairs to the cart she pushed 2000 miles (Captain Dan) and emotional support.
Jessie said she was inspired to walk the east coast of the United States by her friend Brett Bramble who walked from Delaware to San Francisco in 2016 and from Key West to the U.S./Canadian border at Fort Kent, Maine last year.