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I first heard about DestinyMaker on Twitter, and began to follow his 8,000+ mile journey a couple of months ago.  Glenn Fenster has been riding by bike across the U.S. to raise epilepsy awareness one mile and one person at a time.    This year, Glenn spoke to over 3,000 people about how epilepsy effects not only individuals, but families.   His own son was diagnosed with epilepsy at the age of 2 and is now a (seizure-free) teen-ager.  Glenn rides for his son, and for all those living with epilepsy.  This is his 6th annual, and longest ride to date.

We were lucky enough to live just 2 miles from the last mile of his very long journey which ended yesterday in Venice Beach, CA.  Casey and I rode down on our tandem to greet him, and are so happy to have been a part of his arrival.  Though I had contacted all the local media, no one from any news station was there to greet him.  Nor were there many people, which saddened me a bit after such a long and selfless ride on Glenn’s part, but that is life in Los Angeles and I have gotten used to that over the years.  There were 2 other families living with epilepsy present for the last mile, along with a handful of people who just wanted to give him a hug or a pat on the back for his efforts.  When I expressed my disappointment at the turn out, Glenn’s said, “it’s not who isn’t here at the end, but who is“.  I like that glass-half-full mentality, and how else could one have ridden 8,300 miles across the United States all alone, through driving winds, brutal heat, rain, snow and ice?

Thanks you, Glenn, for the sacrifices you make in order to spread the word.  We hope to see you again someday traveling down the road ……one mile at a time.

Find out more about Glenn, his amazing journey and how you can help at:  www.destinymaker4u.org or follow him on Twitter at:  destinymaker4u

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