Healthy Living

Retired Trooper with Parkinson's Goes Above and Beyond to Raise Awareness

However, his long trek was not without obstacles

The obstacles of this journey were his greatest challenge. The first day, he rested at a California fire station, but they only donated a bottle of water and directions to a nearby homeless shelter, which was a bit of a “slap in the face.”

Dellinger suffered scorching heat, tough terrain, backpack issues, and a pushcart, causing problems and forcing him to call an Uber driver to drive him through the difficult parts of Nevada and California. To make matters worse, Dellinger suffered from bronchitis during this leg of his walk.

“There were a lot of days and nights that I just about kicked that cart to the curb and just got on an airplane and flew home,” he said.