Walking Coast-to-Coast for Mental Health, Now in Oregon

HOOD RIVER, Ore.- A man who is walking from coast to coast for his mental health has now reached Oregon.

Kyndal Ray is traveling across the United States to bring attention to mental health. Ray’s journey began in Jacksonville, Florida, on January 1, 2022. He has struggled with addiction and mental health.

Ray is walking from The Dalles to Hood River on his 352nd day of walking. He has shared photos and videos of his trip and the people he has met along the way on Facebook.

Walking Coast-to-Coast for Mental Health, Now in Oregon

β€œWe’ve only got a couple of miles left until Hood River, Oregon. We got Leslie who came out to walk the last couple miles with us. She stopped earlier and said β€˜hey I’m gonna walk the last couple of miles,’ so we’re out here getting it in,” Ray said in a video posted Sunday.

Ray will have walked through 11 states by the end of his walk. He has walked more than 2,900 miles so far and is less than 200 miles away from his goal.

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Ray plans to get to Long Beach, Washington, on April 12, which will mark four years since he stopped drinking.

Visit Ray’s Facebook page to learn more about his journey.

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