In August of 2017, I lost one of my best friends to an opioid overdose. Devon Longmore was a great friend, an Eagle Scout, and a lover of the outdoors. I want to do right by his memory and raise awareness about how opioid addiction impacts people of all backgrounds and is strongly tied to mental health. On average, 130 people die from opioid overdoses every day in the United States. This epidemic has devastated Appalachia and the East Coast, but people are afraid to talk about it. Standing by while a friend slowly spirals into addiction makes you feel hopeless and powerless. We need to stand together to speak up and stop opioid addiction from a systemic level and bring hope to those who are struggling. This money I raise will go towards opioid addiction prevention.
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|Patricia McGrath||01/06/2020||$50.00||Congratulations on finishing the trail||Christina Platt||01/06/2020||$40.00||Thanks for the donation Aunt Jeanie!!!||Troop 4010 Clarksville, IN||12/16/2019||$86.00||Troop 4010 stayed the night with you at Derrick Knob in Great Smoky Mountains NP. This is an awesome thing you are doing!||Christina Platt||12/16/2019||$63.80||Stickers!||Christina Platt||12/04/2019||$148.21||Stickers!||Sophia Latriano||11/12/2019||$25.00||Congratulations! You truly did something amazing :)||Nancy Weinheimer||11/09/2019||$462.26||Stickers!!!!||D Conner||11/06/2019||$100.00||Who is with us is held. Who is remembered lives. I'm so proud of you.||Hannah Brooks||11/04/2019||$20.00||Happy birthday Christina <3 love you so much and I’m so proud of you||Victoria Kotwica||11/04/2019||$10.00||Enjoy the rest of your journey. Happy Birthday!||Anonymous Friend||10/07/2019||$100.00||Great cause, nice to meet you on the AT.||Linda Feltman||10/05/2019||$55.00||Damn good job Christina - for you and for Devon. I've watched your journey the past months in awe. Glad to have known you as a student and had a chance to watch you grow as this incredibly inspiring adult. Thanks for taking so many of us along on the journey.||Ashley Nottingham||10/03/2019||$25.00||Keep on hiking the good hike!||Erin Loftus||10/03/2019||$15.00||Nancy Weinheimer||09/22/2019||$171.65||Stickers!! (AppHouse and Webster's only)||James Massey||09/15/2019||$50.00||Edmund Richards||09/07/2019||$20.00||I've been following you on Instagram for some time. Having just climbed many mountains in VT to heal and having started healing through Ayahuasca this year. I support you and you cause more than you can ever know!||Karen Aulbach||09/05/2019||$25.00||Heroin addiction has had a significant impact on my life, through family connections as well as friends. It has no boundaries .... and does not discriminate.||Stephani Bell||09/03/2019||$50.00||thank you for spreading the word and living how you live! so glad to have crossed paths on trail!||Anonymous Friend||09/03/2019||$16.00||Susan & Jonathan Agger||08/20/2019||$100.00||An amazing journey and a great cause. Keep up the good work. Enjoy the Whites!||Justin Goodhart||08/18/2019||$20.00||It was great meeting you Platypus! I know for sure you are making a difference and changing (saving) lives with this hike and the money you are raising! Have a great rest of your trek!||Denise Myer||08/04/2019||$25.00||Good luck and what a great thing to do in memory of your friend.||Nancy Weinheimer||08/02/2019||$216.44||Stickers!!!||Caleb Savage||07/31/2019||$5.00||Chris & Al Raciti||07/31/2019||$50.00||Christina Platt, here some help to attain your goal and help raise money for mental health. Bless you for caring!||Haley Myer||07/31/2019||$20.00||You freaking ROCK girl!!!!||Terry and Michael Dash||07/30/2019||$100.00||Kristin Reece||07/18/2019||$25.00||I'm proud of you!||Samantha Platt||07/12/2019||$50.00||Proud of you sister and all you’re doing out there ❤️||Isabella Reginato||07/09/2019||$10.00||Nancy Weinheimer||06/27/2019||$257.68||Stickers!!!!!!||Keith McBride||06/11/2019||$100.00||Great cause, Devon would have loved the journey.||Cindy Farmer||06/07/2019||$50.00||Nancy Weinheimer||06/02/2019||$127.55||Stickers!!!!||John Folsom||05/27/2019||$35.00||experience joy||Rob Dorrycott||05/23/2019||$50.00||This is a great cause and I’m proud of you!||Lisa, Nicholas & Mattew Woolcott & Celeste - Fellow Eagle Scouters||05/20/2019||$100.00||May Devon be with you in your heart, soul and mind as you take this journey. We wish you the best of luck and success!||Van Holt||05/19/2019||$30.00||"Little Dipper"||Timmy Schautz||05/19/2019||$30.00||Christina - Kudos on all the work done for a great cause, in memory of a great person. Wishing you nothing but good fortune.||Bruce Goldstein||05/16/2019||$100.00||Susan McKeon||05/15/2019||$100.00||Christina, Thank you for making a difference. Susan & Brian McKeon||Trey Bagley||05/15/2019||$50.00||100 miles and going strong! We're all cheering you on!!||Tom & Maura Beerbower||05/13/2019||$100.00||Remember Devon and have a great hike! "After a day’s walk, everything has twice its usual value." - G.M. Trevelyan||Bob & Karen Dunphy||05/13/2019||$100.00||The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness. - John Muir||Laurel & Kevin Bloch||05/13/2019||$100.00||An important cause and a loving tribute...Good Luck!||Terry, Helaine, Alex & Jake Noonan||05/13/2019||$100.00||In memory of Devon - a life cut way too short - thanks for all the memories from Philmont, Sea Base & your Eagle Project and the many times spent together.||Sam Goldstein||05/04/2019||$25.00||Happy trails!||Ward Holck||05/03/2019||$100.00||I work with Devon's father and am happy to support what you are doing.||Ricky Waltz||05/01/2019||$100.00||Good Luck on the hike, I'll see you in Maine :)||Lee & Jeff Erickson||05/01/2019||$50.00||So proud of you for doing this. Great cause. Enjoy the time with nature.||Neil Kelkar||04/27/2019||$20.00||Congrats on reaching your goal and your upcoming graduation! Good luck on the trail and hope to see you sometime! :)||Jennifer Inchausti||04/27/2019||$50.00||Christina Platt||04/26/2019||$150.60||Sticker money!||Kelly Culliney||04/26/2019||$25.00||Good luck! Noble cause!||Anonymous Friend||04/26/2019||$25.00||U have cool laptop sticker||Jennifer Platt||04/26/2019||$50.00||Happy graduation sis, here's to reaching the goal||Janna Schrader||04/26/2019||$75.00||Henley Phillips||04/15/2019||$20.00||christina, i'm pumped for your hike and am really happy to support in some small way. good on you for hiking with purpose. i can't wait to see and hear how it all goes for you! happy trails:)||Gail Biker At Alan Seeger||04/09/2019||$20.00||Christina Platt||04/08/2019||$329.00||Sticker monies :)||Nancy Weinheimer||04/08/2019||$15.00||This is from friends who couldn't make it to your pasta dinner but wanted to contribute still!! GO GET IT CHICA!!!!||Matt Young||04/07/2019||$150.00||Conor McGrath||04/06/2019||$50.00||Proud of you and all you're doing!||Anonymous Friend||04/04/2019||$50.00||Too few people acknowledge the problem. Even fewer try to do anything about it.||Sue Gavazzi||04/04/2019||$50.00||Thank you for your time and effort in raising awareness.||Ben Wideman||04/03/2019||$100.00||This is you paying it forward! 3WC officer compensation, donated to a worthy cause!||Christina Platt||04/03/2019||$368.00||Thank you to everyone for a successful Pasta Dinner Fundraiser :)||Caleb Meyer||04/02/2019||$20.00||Hike hard, under sunsets, through rain, over rocks. Shed some old skin and help others do the same. Echo your voice across the mountains.||Timothy Mateer||04/02/2019||$15.00||Optimus Prime||04/02/2019||$20.00||Will Weihe||04/02/2019||$5.00||Paul Winter||04/02/2019||$50.00||A ships is safe in harbor, but that's not what ships are for. -Zenos Bathroom and John Shedd||Greg Pizzano||04/02/2019||$5.00||Ayo Platypus! I wish you good luck on you AT thru-hike! I know space is limited but I hope you save room for your wood cookie! Anytime you might be down just look at your wood cookie on the trail just remember your whole ODS family has got your back!||Zach F||04/01/2019||$5.00||<3||Paul Kim||04/01/2019||$30.00||Wishing you the best of luck!||Aaron Clair||03/29/2019||$250.00||Anonymous Friend||03/28/2019||$10.00||Jared Yarnall-Schane||03/26/2019||$20.00||Hope to see you on the trail!||Laura Hall||03/26/2019||$50.00||Great stuff Christina!||Anonymous Friend||03/26/2019||$25.00||Danny Williams||03/26/2019||$25.00||Enjoy the journey!||Carter Hunt||03/26/2019||$50.00||Se hace camino al andar||Allyson O'Rourke-Barrett||03/25/2019||$20.00||This is such an important cause. I'm donating on behalf of Jake Noonan, whom I love dearly.||Chad Littlefield||03/25/2019||$25.00||Rock on!||Ian Inchausti||03/25/2019||$100.00||Aldus Baum||03/25/2019||$20.00||Kay Allan||03/25/2019||$20.00||Deb H||03/25/2019||$50.00||You continue to amaze me! Take care of yourself!||Ed Chiang||03/25/2019||$100.00||Much love and good fortune on the trail!||Anonymous Friend||03/21/2019||$25.00||Jake-happy to support you and the cause, #obvi. Good luck all with the hike this summer and with fundraising.||Anonymous Friend||03/20/2019||$50.00||Jake - Thanks for sharing this important cause and joining the hike in PA/NJ.||Aubrey McElrath||03/18/2019||$5.00||love u and support u always christina. thank u for being such an empowered, badass person||Chris Danilo||03/05/2019||$50.00||Go Christina, go!!||Meghan Callahan||02/26/2019||$40.00||Good luck! You’ll crush it friend.||Myles Billard||02/07/2019||$15.00||Anonymous Friend||02/06/2019||$10.00||You got this!||Anonymous Friend||02/06/2019||$50.00||Take good steps out there--and take good notes! Wishing you a powerful journey that moves you (always) forward.||Andrew Abraham||02/06/2019||$10.00||Raising awareness one step at a time! Have a great hike!||Emma Clement||02/05/2019||$10.00||Thank you for doing this to raise awareness!||Duc Ngo||02/05/2019||$20.00||good luck with your hike!||David Steinberg||02/04/2019||$100.00||Ahmed Al-Mahrooqi||02/03/2019||$60.00||You are a huge inspiration for me. I wish you the best of luck in achieving your mission and I hope it brings you a lasting peace and joy.||Jacob Agger||02/01/2019||$30.00||Tynan Devries||02/01/2019||$30.00||Kelly Cohen||02/01/2019||$15.00||Devon would be so proud of everything you've accomplished. ❤️||Adam Hauptman||02/01/2019||$20.00||Let's walk onward together. Miss ya, Dev.||Mike B||02/01/2019||$50.00||Valerie Stein||02/01/2019||$35.00||thank you Christina, Wonderful friend. Love, Me Mom.||Jennifer Inchausti||01/25/2019||$50.00||Nancy Weinheimer||01/23/2019||$10.00||You GO girl!!!! You inspire me and amaze me everyday! So stoked to see what all comes from your expedition :)|