Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Local Veteran Plans Nation Wide Walk for P.T.S.D.

A Eureka Veteran, former Staff Sergeant U.S.M.C., is asking for help in putting together a walk to raise funds for Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome.
Jamie M. McDavid, age 38, wants to start in Eureka and go north to Alaska then back to Washington state where she plans to head to the east coast, down the coast south and back to California.
Her idea is to meet with veterans groups in the towns she passes through and to raise funds in each town, money raised in each town will stay there and be used for P.T.S.D. treatment and support of those local veterans.
She needs a lot of help. She would like to go by horseback but needs a horse, two if possible, along with saddle, tent, sleeping bag, and other gear for the trek.
She only has a talk tracker type cell phone and has to pay for incoming calls. I am working on getting her pager to use while she puts the trip together and seeks donations. If that works out, I will post the the number on this blog.
Anyone that wants to help in the mean time can leave a message for me, (Tom Sebourn) at KGOE and I will pass it along to her. Our station number is 707-442-2000. Just say you want to help Jamie McDavid and leave your name and phone number and I'll get back to you or pass it along to Jamie.

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