Launch Delay…

Today, I spent the day in St. Joes, Michigan. I had several interviews and a press conference with Senator John Proos and Tony Mandarino. The Senator was gracious enough to help coordinate several logistics and final details within his community. Tony, a silent hero, lost his son Alex to Neuroblastoma. It was great to meet both of them and receive well wishes from the community.

Due to extremely dangerous and unpredictable conditions on the lake, the row has definitely been moved from tomorrow the 30th to Sunday the 2nd. I will be leaving from St. Joes at 7pm and will undertake the most challenging portion of the row first, the night row.

Earlier in the day, as I was looking out over the lake and watching the massive swells roll by, I could not help but get butterflies in my stomach. I know I have done everything I can to get everything in order, but at the same time, I wonder if it was enough. I will use the next couple days to ensure that I have fully prepared, mentally, physically and with the boat.

Thanks again for all contributions, notes of encouragement and support I have received. I could not be at the point I am today without all of this and each of you.

I will release this URL again before the row. For those interested in tracking my progress in realtime, you can visit This site will be updated ever minute with the latest position.


Pease remember my motto throughout this journey, One man can make a difference! I believe I am making mine. Since this journey began, this cause has reached over 100K unique people online, not to mention those reached via word of mouth, radio and tv. Please help me during the row to spread more awareness and help me reach my goal.


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