They carried Dakota, a dog she adopted… –
JUNE 14, 2019 – Grieb started the long walk in Fort Kent, Maine, on July 28, 2018, after she had suffered a relapse. When she arrived at the Southernmost Point buoy at the water’s edge in Key West, Mayor Teri Johnston presented her with a key to the city. Supporters met her with banners bearing the photos of nearly 500 people who have overdosed.
“I just hope this can inspire people, you know, that are dealing with addiction and grief,” Grieb said. “I’ve been struggling with both of those things for years now, and it’s just a matter of not giving up and keep pushing forward.” Throughout her journey, Greib camped in parks and on bike trails. Sometimes she stayed overnight in police and fire stations or with friends and supporters of her effort.
To help carry supplies, Grieb towed a small cart named “Lieutenant Dan” in honor of the “Forrest Gump” character who dealt with addiction.. The cart also carried Dakota, a dog she adopted in South Carolina.