Monday, June 22, 2009

Still on hold

Okay i know many of you are wondering about my sister. As of right now I cannot tell you anything due to her want for privacy. She is still in the hospital and is recovering faster then we thought. When I have permission to release it to the public I will.

When i continue, I will have to walk about 25-35 miles a day instead of the 21 we thought. I will have to catch up to were I'm supposed to be. Also my mother may be staying here in Virginia with my sister, so I will have someone else follow me instead. I as of right now have nothing else to report to you. I will continue to blog, more on the Walk then now.

Thank you all who are following my journey and who are concerned about my family,

David Ashby


  1. Hello David, This is Mr. hamilton from Rescue Outreach Mission. Thank you for the update. We are still praying for you and your family. Please tell your mother that we said hello.

  2. Hey David,
    Just want you to know I check in on this site everyday to see how you and your sister are doing. You are meant to do great things. After reading the comments from other followers, be proud of the lives you have touched and the inspiration you are creating. My prayers are with your family.

    Mrs. Keeler

  3. David, we are glad to hear that your sister is doing well and that you are making plans to resume your walk. We are still supporting you on the Orlando homefront and couldn't be more proud!

  4. David,

    This is Sara Dougherty from the Sulzbacher Center in Jacksonville, FL. I am happy to hear that your sister is healing. I know this must be a difficult time for your family.

    I would like to extend an invitation for you to visit the Sulzbacher Center while you are in Jacksonville. Some of the children that live here at the center would like to walk part of the way with you.

    Please contact me at or 904.394.1646 if you are interested in coming.

    To learn more about the Sulzbacher Center visit

    Thank you for all that you are doing to raise awareness!
    -Sara Dougherty

  5. David,
    I'm a reporter for the Daytona Beach News-Journal. Please let me know when you'll be back in DeLand so I can talk to you about your journey and cause. My number is 386-681-2473 and email is
    Look forward to talking to you,
    Deborah Circelli

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  7. David,
    We are glad to hear your sister is doing better, and really excited to know you are resuming you walk tomorrow. We want you to know that we are very proud of you and you have already rasied much awareneess across the nation and beyond. Be careful, if you don't make it all the way, we'll understand and you still accomplished your larger objective. We will continue to pray for your family and your safety.
    Much love, and God bless,
    Tacoma's Downtown Crossing Church

  8. David,
    I am still very proud of what you are doing, but want to encourage you to continue to think about family first. I know you are and that you are with your sister. They need you the most at this time. We all know you want to get back to your walk, but please think of the awareness you have already raised just by starting out on the journey. You are a remarkable young man and will go far in life. Please let us know what we can do for you or your family. Keep us posted. My prayers continue to be with you and your family.

    Mrs. Keeler

  9. David:

    Best wishes! I really hope that everything works out for you, and that you can accomplish this goal while keeping your sister in your thoughts. Good luck!

    -Brianna ("fan"/supporter from NY)

  10. David,

    You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

    I'm Chair of the Seminole Action Coalition Serving Our Needy, a faith-supported group in the Sanford area addressing the challenges of homelessness in our area. We, too, are trying to bring more attention to the issue of homelessness (more than 1,100 children in the Seminole County Public School System are considered homeless.)

    I've found inspiration in your story and have posted your blog and articles about you on our blog.

    Please consider this an invitation to join us for a meeting (2nd and 4th Tuesdays of every month at Holy Cross Episcopal Church in Sanford, beginning at 630 pm) so we can hear more about your journey.

    Be safe in your travels.

    Trace Trylko
    Chair - Seminole Action Coalition Serving Our Needy

  11. David:

    Please know that you did right to attend to your family. When you resume, maybe some bikers can help along the way.


  12. David,

    Keep up the great job. You are an amazing young man. I look forward to talking to you when you return to Orlando.

    Stacey Bartos
    Fleet Feet Orlando

  13. I just read about your story in the Daytona paper this morning. I am in DeLand visiting family. Best of luck to you - it's a noble effort you are making and I applaud you for doing this!

    Prayers sent for your sister's recovery.

  14. Once again david, we ar so proud of you. You are quite an amazing young man. Our prayers continue to be with you and your family. Please give us an update on Aubrey as soon as she is willing. We are anxious to know how she's doing. Be careful. God bless.
    With Love,
    Tacoma's Downtown Crossing Church