Who Are We? We’ll Tell You!

kevinhalloweenKevin Schallert is 26 years old and working toward recovery from spinal cord injury. His enthusiasm and tremendous passion for life have made him the favorite patient in the ICU and now the rehabilitation clinic. He plays the song “We are the Champions” while learning to walk again and is an inspiration to everyone who has come in contact with him.

Here is a picture of him in his Halloween costume in 2014 as a viking!

RebTimNewYearsRebecca and Tim are 27 year old urban planners. Rebecca is Kevin’s cousin’s cousin. They have been wanting to walk across the US for a while and are finally going to do it. They are taking inspiration from Kevin and plan to push through the chafing, sunburns, hard sleeping surfaces, bugs, rattlesnakes, and lack of showers to make it to the end of the road. To contact Rebecca and Tim, email WalkUSA2015@gmail.com.  Here they are on January 1, 2015.

Also, we want to make a big shout out to our sponsors that are supporting us from afar by donating to us!

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58 Responses to Who Are We? We’ll Tell You!

  1. Laura (and Bob) Cunningham says:

    You are AMAZING! And inspiring! After reading your adventures, I bought myself a FitBit One. I’ll never be in your league, but I love my FitBit and the healthy changes it is bringing to my life. I push myself just a bit more every day, and have set new milestones several times already. We can’t wait to hear more about your training and The Walk! Love you!

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  2. Kelsey Krzyston says:

    Such a pleasure to meet you in the airport on Saturday morning! I can’t wait to see updates along your journey 🙂

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    • rebeccatim says:

      Kelsey! Thanks! It’ll be great to know you’re watching along the way!

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      • Anonymous says:

        We would love to host you for meal, laundry. showers and comfy bed if your travels bring you along Hwy 9, 77 or 36 through Kansas.

        We will also show you our historic campus and the county that has the names of the Donner-Reed Party that had th wait to cross the Big Blue River and camped by the Alcove Spring on the Oregon-California Trail.

        This town also has hidden history to Amelia Earhart’s family and you may get to stay in “her room” that is full of proof of her finest work in aviation, social justice, and fashion for the active woman that enjoys fun and adventures 🙂

        We will share food from our organic gardens and would love to hear of your adventures or set up a Google Hangout so you can visit with friends and family or make a YouTube video so people can hear an update and donate to your cause.

        Vaya con Dios!

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      • rebeccatim says:

        We’re not going to be that far south unfortunately, or we’d love to! But we’d still love for you to follow along as we go!

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  3. Helga Estby says:

    Hope you read “Bold Spirit”

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  4. Anonymous says:

    Mr.porcelli my gym teacher sent me here i wish to join your journey thank you email me at marco porcheeli

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    • rebeccatim says:

      You can follow the blog by email in the bottom right corner of the blog! That way you’ll get emails every time we post! We’re also on Twitter and will try to remind everyone when we post that way as well @6million_steps

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  5. Dala Aboui says:

    YAY!!!!!!! you guys are on the move!!! Keep Strong!!

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  6. Anonymous says:

    Hope you enjoyed your stay at Rail Road Flat, Trout Hollow. Craig & Bobbi LaFargue

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  7. caroline jean says:

    I saw you on 50 on my way out of Dayton, I was wondering where you 2 were going. Awesome

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  8. Kristine Loving says:

    I met you in Murphys CA good luck on your journey!

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  9. nicole says:

    Thank you for sharing your story about your journey with me and the Sunday school kids in West Point. Have a safe and fun field trip. 🙂

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  10. Denis Bousquet says:

    what a great inspiration for everybody including all Rebecca’s relatives in french Canada.Merci et bonne route.
    Denis

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  11. Denis Bousquet says:

    You also inspire my son, my daughter and others. Keep going, we are all following both of you.

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  12. Lizette Mejias says:

    I hope those shoes are really helping you guys along this journey!

    I just came across the business cards you gave us while we were helping you find the perfect walking shoes!

    I’m Glad to see your progress is going well! I will fill in everyone at the walking company next time I am there!

    Best Regards,

    Liz

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    • rebeccatim says:

      Liz, thanks! We really liked those shoes! (We had to get new ones in Salt Lake City!) And we loved our experience with you guys, it really helped us figure out what we needed!

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  13. Rebecca and Tim,
    Hope the last stretch of your journey is treating you well! Just got your article published in the Julesburg Advocate and am addressing envelopes to mail two out as we speak. It was great to meet you both and tell your story! Good luck!

    Jennessa Conlan
    Julesburg Advocate Reporter

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  14. Kent Neveu says:

    We met you in Marengo, Iowa. You are on an amazing adventure as have we been as full time motorhomers for the past six years. The best of good fortune on your walk across our beautiful country.

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  15. steve swender says:

    Hi Tim saw you give the biggest smile as I opened the bucket of watermelon slices east of victor, and again saw you east of Ladora, you are in our prayers

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  16. Marie J Lemonnier says:

    Soooo proud of rebeccatim for what your are doing……you are an inspiration …..Enjoy the rest of your journey……..Love you

    Marie

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  17. Simonne Lemonnier says:

    Good luck and courage until your very last milestone…. you two are true inspiration. Safe journey xxxx

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  18. Steve Swender says:

    you are still in our prayers,
    blessings sent

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  19. Mark Penrod says:

    Enjoyed meeting you in New Haven, IN August 8th. Good Luck and God Bless You both on the rest of your journey.

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  20. Anonymous says:

    I saw you guys in Van Wert, Ohio on Aug. 10

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  21. George & Joyce Ludlow says:

    We met you in Delphos, Ohio at the Creamery! God speed and stay safe

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  22. Sandra Craft says:

    I think this is cool! A great inspiration. I wouldn’t personally be able to do it but I think it’s awesome you are. I’m from Ohio and as we speak you are camping in my back yard! Im glad I got a chance to meet you and thank you for sharing your story with us! I wish you luck on the rest of your journey!!

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    • rebeccatim says:

      Thank you! And thank you for letting us camp in your back yard! I hope your son’s birthday was great and that your yard sale weekend is a success!
      It’s people like you (and your friends who saw us on the road later today) who make this trip worth it!

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  23. George & Joyce Ludlow says:

    So where are you today, 16 August, 2015

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  24. Holley says:

    Thanks for staying with us last night and sharing photos and your stories!

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  25. crystal says:

    A true inspiration.. Safe and happy travels to you both!

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  26. Carrie craft says:

    Hi, I meet you guys@ Wendy’s today hope your travels are safe. Your both very inspirational good luck to you and Kevin🍀

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  27. Anonymous says:

    Looks like your getting close to the end of your trip,congads! I met you in Utah, at Lodgepole campground. Good luck.

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  28. Wildbill says:

    I just met these nice young people (Tim and Rebecca) today, they gave me even more inspiration to realize my dream of seeing the world through my own eyes.
    God bless you and keep you through the last part of your trip.
    Thank You for talking with my son and myself and I hope you stopped for ice cream 🙂

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  29. Tim smith says:

    You kids stay safe. Just met ya in Washington n.j
    Hope when my daughter is older she does something like the 2 of you did. Very cool

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    • Anonymous says:

      You two just keep on “truckin” Sorry you didn’t get to see cows in NJ but they are here in Warren County believe me. Just had to sit and wait for you to come up that hill so we could verify what we thought the backpack said “SF to NY” WOW!
      The Feller’s of Port Murray NJ

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  30. Bernard & Ginette Lemonnier says:

    Bravo pour votre courage et votre générosité. Nous sommes avec vous!
    Congratulations for your courage and generosity. We are with you!

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  31. Mike says:

    It was nice meeting you today in Arby’s in rockaway nj. Good luck on the last stretch

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  32. George & Joyce Ludlow says:

    WHAT AN ADVENTURE TO FOLLOW! TO THE BOTH OF YOU……HOO….RAH! BOTH OF YOU HAVE RENEWED MY BELIEF IN THE GOODNESS OF YOUR GENERATION! (P.S. TO TIM!) IF YOU DON’T PUT A RING ON REBECCA’S FINGER YOU WOULD BE MAKING A BIG MISTAKE! TRUST ME AS A FELLOW HOOSIER SHE’S A “KEEPER”!

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  33. Craig and Bobbi LaFargue says:

    Rebecca and Tim: Congratulations on completing your journey. I am impressed with your tenancity to see such a difficutl goal to completion. Regarding the Butte fire: it was very destructive, burning 500 homes and structures. Fortunately Trout Hollow is safe as the fire did not make it this far, stopping about 5 miles away. I hope you write the book. If you are ever out this way, please look us up. We’d love to host you again and you can even sleep in the house if you wish!

    Bobbi and Craig LaFargue, Rail Road Flat, CA

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