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Keeping a promise

 During the Vietnam War a foxhole promise was made by two friends, Jesse Morton and Ray Cropper to go coast to coast in a covered wagon.  If one did not come home, the other would do the trip in honor of the fallen hero.  Ray was killed in Vietnam on February 20, 1968. Morton completed half of the trip 25 years ago traveling from St. Louis to Washington, DC via horse-drawn covered wagon. On April 23, 2018 Jesse now 70 years old has embarked on the 2nd half of his trek across country with a mule-drawn covered wagon traveling from St. Louis to Colorado. He is accompanied by Luke Reinhold, Gulf War Veteran and comrade Vittorio Blaylock.


Raising awareness

We are helping Jesse keep his promise by raising the awareness of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)  through two organizations, the Bursting Bubbles Foundation (www.burstingbubbles.org), a not for profit that works to educate civilians and military about PTSD and helps schools with anti-bullying and anti-suicide strategies, and with 

Dogs That Help (www.dogsthathelp.org) a not for profit that trains and places service dogs with disabled veterans at no cost to the veteran.

Help keep the promise!

 We are asking for donations to continue the trip to Colorado. Along the way, we will be stopping in towns and giving talks on post tramatic stress disorder and helping as many of our nations heroes as we can.  

We ask that you donate funds or items for the trip or if you are unable to donate, please share this with others and keep us in your thoughts and prayers. 

Help Jesse Keep the Promise

Our trip is in jeapordy of being cut short. We are in DIRE need of funds! Help Jesse keep the promise by making a donation to our cause.

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