Recovering addict to walk from Green Bay to Cudahy in September 2022
Whilst Greg Studzinski is walking away from his habit — literally.
As a component of that journey, Studzinski, a Cudahy resident, will be walking 123 miles from Lambeau Area to the Cudahy Significant Faculty soccer subject as element of National Restoration Thirty day period in September. His wander will just take location from Sept. 1-5.
Studzinski, 44, explained when he started out likely as a result of a divorce with his spouse of 15 a long time at the very same time his organization partner at a freight firm preferred to purchase him out, “things in lifetime acquired hard, they acquired a minor backwards.” He reported he did not tackle the situation very well and built poor existence choices.
Just one of individuals alternatives led to a heroin dependancy, that associated the two promoting and working with the drug.
“Basically, for the last 10 years, my everyday living has form of been in shambles,” Studzinski claimed.
He tried to get clear and went to rehab a number of moments but mentioned he never properly tackled his despair and loneliness until about 130 days ago (as of a July 25 job interview) when he ultimately opened up to his guidance workforce.
“This time it is distinctive, I’m delighted each and every working day,” he stated. “Everyone justifies to be happy in life.”
Studzinski also just lately started out performing in within product sales and functions for KM Logistics, a Milwaukee trucking enterprise. He said he’s been included in the transportation and logistics sector due to the fact 1997.
The wander will reward Avenue Angels in Milwaukee
“For me, it was just trying anything new,” he explained. “It’s also an justification to continue to be in form. I like accomplishing odd items I like to give back.”
He’s offering again through a GoFundMe for the wander with all proceeds likely to the Street Angels in Milwaukee. Even though he was never ever homeless, Studzinski reported he was not usually in the most secure environments and he encountered the Road Angels frequently.
He at first set the GoFundMe aim at $2,000 but right after conference that goal that in a lot less than a thirty day period he elevated it to $5,000 after a mate instructed him to “shoot large.”
Everybody who donates will get a “Fight for Recovery” black and purple silicone bracelet.
“To me, it is a awesome little thank you,” Studzinski reported.
T-shirts, tank tops, hoodies and more are also readily available by Gallgear.com, which is owned by “a lifelong close friend of the household,” he said. A portion of individuals sales will also go to the Avenue Angels.
The hike will include things like trails and roadside strolling
The concept for this stroll arrived from hearing about a guy who walked from Milwaukee to Chicago to elevate recognition of inner metropolis criminal offense. Studzinski chose Eco-friendly Bay and Cudahy to maintain the walk in the point out and go “packer to packer.”
He claimed he hopes preparing for the walk, and the vacation alone, will hold him focused and motivated to continue to be on track for dependancy recovery. As aspect of his planning, Studzinski started going for walks with a total backpack typically two miles just before work and another seven to 10 miles right after do the job, although in some cases more. He has been heading stay on his Fb site, Packer 2 Packer 120, for the duration of some of his walks sharing his tale and hoping some others will share theirs.
He’s now worn out a new pair of Nike’s.
A good friend who is a veteran in Colorado has been encouraging Studzinski with the equipment preparations.
“He’s providing tips on how to pack, what to take in, items you need to feel about you really don’t often believe about,” Studzinski stated.
Studzinski also has a “very supporting family,” with his mom and aunt perhaps setting up to meet him at the very least every other day during his trek to see if he requirements anything. The route, which includes trails and roadside walks, is planned based on lodging places. He will get started walking just about every day involving 5-7 a.m. with hopes of becoming accomplished by dinnertime. His longest working day will be a 31-mile trek.
Studzinski is trying to encourage people today to join him on the wander. He stated a couple of persons have agreed to occur along on the very last day and a number of some others will walk with him for the past two days. He explained everyone intrigued can get to out on his Facebook website page.
“The aid is ridiculous,” he claimed. “I cannot thank folks ample I’m humbled by it all.”
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