Friday, November 22, 2013

135.4 - Update 1: Joe Bell's continued journey

Update 1: Joe Bell's continued journey

Back in the middle of October, I had an RIP for Joe Bell, who was killed by a truck while walking on a highway in Colorado. He was in the midst of a cross-country walk in memory of his 15-year-old son Jadin. His purpose was to raise awareness about the issue of bullying suffered by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender - or LGBT - youth, bullying of the sort that had driven Jadin to commit suicide. 

The update is that a group of law enforcement officials and community members in Colorado came together to symbolically complete the leg of the walk Bell was on when he was killed.

Beginning at the place he was struck by the truck, the group walked 20 miles to Kit Carson, the town which would have been Bell's next stop. What's more, at least some of those folks now plan to continue Bell's coast-to-coast walk, carrying the message and ending in New York City.


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