Kennedy Donnelly (raised $21,000+ for Pencils of Promise)
Thank you so much for the continuous support as I journeyed across America. A brief
recap of my trip: I started on June 23rd in Seaside, Oregon. I biked 75-
I camped every night, until New York City where I stayed in a luxurious hotel. When camping the group and I were looking for two things, a patch of grass and water. As long as we had those two things we were happy! We liked to sleep next to grocery stores for the convenience of food. We also liked to meet locals who would typically offer their backyards to us. The best place we stayed was with a family in Dorchester, Ontario. They let us sleep in their backyard, make dinner in their house, and swim in their pool. They also gave me a gift card to Tim Horton's which I became obsessed with.
The entire experience was truly life changing. I have grown up a lot. I learned how to camp and fix a bike. I also learned how to push myself way past what I thought was my limit. Every day I had to get on my bike and bike to the next location. It didn't matter if I was tired or sore, I had to keep going. When things got tough, I cried, and then thought about all the kids I am helping, and proceeded biking. If it weren't for my goal of building a school with Pencils of Promise, I honestly don't know if I would have made it across America. Knowing that I was going to build a school kept me pushing through all the hard times.
Please visit my blog for more details on my trip! I will be entering some of my journal entries this upcoming week! Keep donating and passing my story onto friends. Check out the two videos above as well.
Thank you for your support. It was all my friends and families’ support that helped me overcome the Impossible.
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Have you ever had a wish you really wanted to come true?
Hi! My name is Jenna Hill and I am 16 years old. I am a sophomore at Camden Hills
Regional High School. I live in Rockport, a quaint little town in Mid-
For the past few years, biking has been a big part of my life. This year I am
ready to take on something really big -
The ride will begin near the misty beaches of Oregon – climbing and descending the
Rocky Mountains , riding along through wooded forests, amber waves of grain, endless
cow pastures, and barren plains -
This will be an adventure for me, but more importantly, this ride will give all of
us the opportunity to do something amazing -
Jenna Hill, 2011 (raised $6,000+ for Make a Wish)
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