Veteran Walks to Disney World to Raise Awareness
Army veteran Jimmy Novak, 42, walked from his home in Washington State to Disney World in Orlando, Florida. He started his walk on March 22nd, walked 22 miles a day, and reached Disney World on August 22nd.
Novak, who is walking to raise awareness for veteran mental health (PTSD and suicide), chose the number 22 for a very specific reason; Reese Waters explains.
Jimmy Novak walked 22 miles a day from his home state of Washington to Disney World in Orlando to bring attention to veterans suffering from PTSD. What is the significance of the number 22? The number of veterans who die by suicide everyday in this country. pic.twitter.com/xrw6yVzIsU
— Reese Waters (@reesewaters) August 21, 2019
We fact checked this claim to ensure accuracy. According to the VA’s National Suicide Data, approximately 20 veterans died as a result of suicide every day. The report also indicates rates are increasing, especially among Vets who don’t seek help from the VA.
I’m very grateful to still be here. So, what I hope to do by being out here is to encourage people who are struggling with anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts to reach out and seek help early.
Thank you, Jimmy Novak, for your service and for bringing attention to such a horrible epidemic! America should never forget those who choose to serve.
Dreamer Running for Congress — As a Republican
Whitney Williams, a pro-Trump immigrant, came to the US illegally and was a dreamer for 16 years. Unlike many immigrants, she’s chosen to run as a Republican House candidate.
Canton resident Whitney Williams, 37, is running for the 11th District U.S. House seat in 2020. (Image provided by Whitney Williams) Congress in 2020 https://t.co/JlRHEJw6rZ
— OC Business Finder (@OrangeCountyBF) August 21, 2019
Williams arrived in the US with her family when she was 10 years old on a tourist visa. Instead of leaving when the visa expired, her family decided to stay in America.
Although she was considered a dreamer under DACA she said it “didn’t work for me because, even though it was proposed in 2001, nothing was done and Obama ran on campaigning bypassing the DREAM Act in his first term and second term. But then nothing was done and so he used an unconstitutional executive order to put in place DACA.”
The Congressional hopeful became a legal American citizen after marrying her husband. Williams is challenging Democrat Haley Stevens in Michigan’s 11th Congressional District.
Pitching Superstar Roger Clemens Has Decided Not to Get Into Politics
After Texas Republican Rep. Pete Olson announced his retirement last month, many people encouraged Clemens to run as a Republican candidate for Olson’s seat.
Roger Clemens cites family, political "climate" as a reason not to run for political office. No word on how his extraordinarily problematic (at best) relationship with a then-underage, now dead country singer featured in all of that. https://t.co/whchDSNTxo
— Craig Calcaterra (@craigcalcaterra) August 21, 2019
The climate in politics at this time is much more than I would want to undertake, along with my family considerations. I will do all I can to continue to promote the quality of life issues that we respect and try to maintain as citizens of the State of Texas and the United States.
Roger Clemens is a former baseball pitcher who played in the MLB for 24 seasons. Many consider him to be one of the best pitchers in major league history before he retired in 2007.
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