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9:00 a.m. CST – Roosevelt High School was my first stop today.  My goal was to inspire and motive all 700 students listening to my speech. There were four important points I wanted leave them with. They were: To NEVER give up. It’s not what happens to you that matters, it’s how you choose to respond  

9:00 a.m. CST – My day began with an interview at the CCIN studio for the “Hooked on Health St. Louis” show.  I was very excited that I had the opportunity to be a part of this show.  St. Louis is working hard to become healthier and I am happy to help in any way

I pushed 45 miles at an average of just over 10 mph. Tough going but when the going gets tough you just put your head down and keep on pushing! My arms and lungs are getting used to the new strain I’m putting on them. I’m starting to feel strength and an energy level I

5:47 a.m. CST – This morning I had and interview with “Today in St. Louis” on KSDK NBC Channel 5. (www.ksdk.com) We discussed the basic points of the Tour, including how I’m pushing across America paralyzed from the chest down to inspire and motivate the American people to get fit and meet with city and

7:00 a.m. CST – This morning I reflected on the progress the Tour has made and I came to realize some important issues. I’m trying to aspire to life long health and fitness for all Americans so it becomes a way of life. As a society, we are used to starting something, finishing it, and then

5:00 a.m. CST – I woke up and got things ready to go. We received a donation from Ron Sanderson, a guest at the hotel, that morning during breakfast. Again, I just want to thank everyone who has contributed to this Tour. With their support and enthusiasm, I know the Tour will be a success and that

6:00 a.m. CST – We got packed and ready to go.  We left some thank you cards and spoke with people before we left. 9:30 a.m. CST – We met with Mayor Gerald Schweighart from Champaign. I presented the mayor with a plaque on behalf of the Kevin Saunders’ Health and Fitness Tour of America. I told

I called Marty Morris, head of wheelchair athletics at the University of Illinois. We set up a meeting for 4 P.M. to give him a plaque at the Parkland College Olympic Memorial. 12 noon to 1 P.M. lunch break 1:30 P.M. Met IL state trooper David W. Tendrix who escorted me as I pushed just

6:00 a.m. CST – We got everything packed up to leave for Champaign, IL. Andy aired the tires in the trailer, Jeep, and racer to get ready for the push.  Our first media stop was in Lebanon, IN with Matt Hendrix from the Lebanon Reporter. In the interview, I told Matt that I was doing this to

6:00 a.m. CST – We got everything packed up to leave for Champaign, IL. Andy aired the tires in the trailer, Jeep, and racer to get ready for the push. Our first media stop was in Lebanon, IN with Matt Hendrix from the Lebanon Reporter. In the interview, I told Matt that I was doing the Revolutions tour

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