A woman who wants to show that there is good in the world says strangers from Georgia and Florida are rallying around her to help her complete a 600-mile journey from Savannah to Miami.
Yanise Ho, a 21-year-old dubbed “The Bladress”, says she brought no cash on the trip – but that hasn’t stopped generous strangers she's met along the way from feeding her and giving her a place to sleep.
“I want to tell people there are good things happening too, and don’t be afraid to step out and explore,” she told the Orlando Sentinel.
Ho, currently north of Palm Beach Gardens, is on her 16th day of the trip Wednesday and has already traveled 460 miles.
She is hoping to collect enough donations to fly to Hong Kong to spend time with family during the holidays.
Ho, dressed in a construction worker vest, told the Orlando Sentinel that she skates until it’s too dark for cars to see her at night. Then she figures out where to sleep.
“I never know where I’m going to end up,” she said. But strangers – including military members, single moms and people young and old – have sheltered her along the way, feeding her and giving her a bed to sleep in every night.
Ho says she wants to show people that there is more light than darkness in the world.
“We have to be aware and conscious, but don’t be cynical or judgmental,” she told the Orlando Sentinel.