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Hiking For Hope


--by petroskryf, posted Nov 13, 2019
Yesterday, on an beautiful Sunday morning in Cape Town, my husband and I participated in the Hope Hike for awareness about depression, to break the silence and to raise funds towards research. We walked 10 kilometers (6,21 miles). We lost our daughter almost nine years ago, and every walk on this hike, was for her. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) next year depression will be the second biggest illness in the world; in 2030 the biggest.

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kjoyw wrote: Oh, Petro, such a beautifully kind thing for you and husband to do. Depression is so prevalent and yet many turn away from talking about it. And that talking can often be the very first step to a healing. And it’s such a serious thing, too. Many don’t realize that. Bless you for all you do to break this stigma. 🙏🦋🙏
Rajni wrote: You did a wonderful job. Without the awareness of depression, many people do not know this illness ruin their life. Thanks for sharing.

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Mish wrote: Well done, Petro & Jan!! Bless you both & all who participated. Such an important cause and a beautiful tribute to your beloved daughter. 🙏
mindyjourney wrote: Thank you for hiking for Hope, my dear friends. Each step is a positive force forward. Much love and blessings to all who struggle with this challenge 🙏. *love the socks btw 😊
janfour wrote: fantastic
dotmatrix wrote: Petro. This is so great. *hugs* and love to you. ♥.
horse-friend wrote: Thank you for your post...I agree depression is a huge plague and so many people do not take it serious, nor know there is treatment and they are worth it...thank you for taking positive actions...I am sorry about your loss...I also lost a friend of mine, I offered her help after things had gotten better for me, yet she could not take it...I remember her, again and again. Blessings!
DANCE wrote: Thank you, bless you both for staying together and strong

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