Tuesday, May 30, 2017

THANK YOU SAN DIEGO








 

SAN DIEGO, CHANNEL 5, ALL WILL HAVE A PLACE IN MY HEART FOREVER

Abby Gibbs and her Photog (I will remember his name) spent most of the afternoon to create this powerful story!!! What a gift. And all the people who came up, talked with me, gave me a hug, all of San Diego will have a place in my heart forever.

SAN DIEGO/ CHANNEL 8, YOU WILL FOREVER HAVE A PLACE IN MY HEART

What a unbelievable gift San Diego has given me. This story was unbelievable. Reporter/Photog Karen Kelley you were great and easy to talk to. San Diego you will always have a place in my heart. CBS News 8 - San Diego, CA News Station - KFMB Channel 8

Sunday, May 28, 2017

TIRED, SAD, MEMORIAL MOVES SLOW, BUT I MOVE ON

Thank you Phoenix for all your kind words when I stopped somewhere. I have been here 3 days. No media responded to me so I must move on but I do thank those who acknowledged me. That made my day. On to San Diego. I am trying not to be sad but only 3 stories in 3 weeks is disheartening and makes me feel forgotten. We used to get 3-5 each week. If I could travel for as long as I wanted, this would not matter. But a week out cost me almost $1000 so 4 weeks out costs $4000. I never mind spending my own money but funds are limited. So $1000 per story is pretty high... I AM SORRY BRITTY. I KEEP TRYING.

Friday, May 26, 2017

CARAVAN TO CATCH A KILLER TOUR #15

Albuquerque/ Sante Fe THANK YOU. You have been great at rest stops, downtown, on the road...letting me know you saw us, asked abut our story. And today Channel 13 spent time downtown with me, giving us the gift of a story. It will either air tonight or tomorrow. The two times I have been here I always feel welcomed. And to all the people on I-40 driving to Phoenix--at rest stops and stores. Your coming up to me, offering hugs, prayers etc. ALL truly made my day. I am forever grateful

Friday, May 19, 2017

Whenever you remember

Didn't remember until now,. Found this song on my 2011-12 CARAVAN. WHENEVER YOU REMEMBER" (Carrie Underwood) has been my "WARRIOR SONG" ever since. I need it now. In OK City, headin out on another 2 weeks after out 15 days/2 great stories in Tampa and HOuston but only 2... Was to head east. Thought had a story in IN but no-go. AND storms up again. Tho rain leaving OK, storms are heading east. Sooo my travel South I will travel with storms for days if I go the KY/Indiana WV NY NE route. Trying to decide...east or west. Any ideas? Any story connections in ANY direction?????

Sunday, May 14, 2017

MOTHER'S DAY DRIVE .......................................................



I WILL CRY AND LAUGH TODAY...
Heading back to Lawton on 9 hr drive on mother's day.

2 WEEKS AND ONLY TWO STORIES. I ILL SPEND ANYHTING BUT THAT BECOMES $1000 INVESTED IN EACH LOCAL STORY.

All I want for mother's day is A FEW MINUTES OF YOUR TIME-- calling Media (tipline/newsdesk) in cities I visit--.IN ATLANTA NOW HEADING TO JACKSON MISS. TODAY or call/email NATIONAL NEWS (THIS WOULD BE THE BEST MOTHER'S DAY GIFT!!!).Ask if aware of mother driving self-funded 166000 MILES cross country getting 155 stories FOR LAST 10 YRS IN HONOR OF HER DAUGHTER, IN WRAPPED SUVS--....MAYBE CREATE A PHONE BANK WITH FRIENDS..............WOULDN'T THIS BE A MOTHER'S DAY STORY???.

 

Thursday, May 11, 2017

ST. PETE/TAMPA STORY...THANK YOU!!!!!!!!

What a great gift from St. Pete. What a great time in St. Pete/Tampa--at the beaches, downtown St. Pete, Ybor City and more and amid letting people know about Britty's murder, needed law change and reaching out to other homicide survivors, I was able to see Joshua (wh babysat dogs while doing story. WHAT A GREAT TEAM Chris Cato and Photog Kevin. THEY GAVE US A TRUE GIFT. THANK YOU GUYS AND THANK YOU BAY AREA!!!

Monday, May 8, 2017

DAY IN LIFE OF CARAVAN TO CATCH A KILLER TOUR

A day in the life of CARAVAN TO CATCH A KILLER tour. 1) Prior to driving to city-go to TV websitest, read all bios of that city 2) Send out emails to individuals a) with heading "15TH CARAVAN TO CATCH A KILLER-MOTHER'S 13YR/164000 MILE MISSION OF LOVE" incldued--brief history of murder/CARAVANs, focus on that State DNA issues, along w/ personal statement about reporter. 3) Usually 20-30 emails prior to city visit 4) Drive 4-8 hrs to town, stop every rest stop, 5) In town drive public places-parks, PD, courts, lunch hours etc This done sometimes with media 6) That eve more emails to city I'm in and to next city on road 7) next day leave to next city or if we had story stay in town to get more people to car. BASICALLY 10 HR WORK DAY EVERY DAY ON ROAD

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

HOUSTON WILL ALWAYS BE IN MY HEART

What a great gift was blown in by winds that followed me to Houston. Angela Chen and her photographer spent more than an hour with me getting material to craft their story about Brittany and the CARAVAN at the FOX26 Station. The end result was a passionate, powerful poignant story. Their artistry created a story that had focus on the important aspects of CARAVAN tours. How impressive and what a great way to start the 15th CARAVAN tour. Angela, her photographer and FOX26 will always have a place in my heart. And today I have already had about 1000 hits on this website and multiple honks, waves and people coming up to me.

Monday, May 1, 2017

FIRST DAY ON THE ROAD-FOX26 ANGELA CHEN GIFTS US

FIRST STOP----HOUSTON

First day on road was ddeluges from Lawton to Tulsa. 2nd day deluge for 1st three hours but finally across Texas border towards Houston, sun began to shine. In Houston now, with possibility of story from ABC. If you see my car...honk and call media.....Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, March 27, 2017

CARAVAN TO CATCH A KILLER TOUR STARTS MAY 1-MOTHER'S LOVE

I plan to get on the road for my 15th CARAVAN TO CATCH A KILLER tour May 1, 2017. It breaks my heart it has been more than a year. I am self-employed as a contractor with the Veterans so I do not get vacation time. Thus I'll go out two weeks along southern States southern border, into Florida and back along their northern border. I'll work for a week, then back out for another 2 weeks to NE States starting in Indianapolis,hopefully hitting some states that still don't take DNA at arrest. I'm used to being self-funded but any help IS appreciated whether it is with media contacts or gas. This will make year 10 of doing CARAVANS and almost 13 since her murder and little or no National news. IF NOTHING ELSE PLEASE SEND EMAIL, SNAIL MAIL AND MORE TO NATIONAL MEDIA ABOUT A MOTHER TRAVELLING FOR 10 YEARS ACROSS 46 STATES COVERING 162000 MILES SO SHE COULD SHARE HER STORY TO HELP SOLVE HER DAUGHTER'S MURDER AND EDUCATE COMMUNITIES ABOUT LAW CHANGE THAT WILL HELP KEEP OUR WOMEN AND CHILDREN SAFE

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

MY HEART HURTS

Heading to Bowling Green for last chance story in Kentucky. People in cities, on road great but no media contact from multiple attempts to contact. Home for a week or so to work, replenish funds, then back out to Northeast states. Still trying to get Brittany's name on our DNA at Arrest bill that passed after eight years hard work. Starting at year 4 of fight, I asked every year thereafter. Just received email from ProTem,...too late??. 1) I asked prior to the bill being drafted this year but somehow the Assistant didn't ask until too late. 2)I didn't do these 8 years for the name on the bill but it hurts they didn't think of it anyway. ..**Yes the law being passed is most important, but over years I watched at least 5 of my "family" of murdered children get a)their murder nationally publicized, then solved and their murdered child's name on their States law. I am only human and want that legacy for my child...And now I sit here with 1 story in 1.5 weeks........152000 miles and 152 stories but no national overage, no solving and now no name on law.........my heart hurts

Sunday, September 11, 2016

15TH CARAVAN TOUR--AT 152000 MILES/46/STATES/152 STORIES--1 WEEK/1 STORY HELP US GET COVERAGE

On the road about 5. Great story in Evansville. People great honking, giving thumbs up. People in Louisville, Lexington and Frankfort great also but no media response from emails

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Less than week from CARAVAN TO CATCH A KILLER#15 to NE…. of course.....sh...t hits fan to possibly delay or cancel. No… not car (6 out of 9 years it was) Trying to sell Chandler, OK home, I tried to get ROOF wind/hail damage fixed by home owners insurance –(paid into 11 years w/no claims). Told this week, they’re not renewing homeowners at anniversary Aug 8th. NAtional LLyodds says not because of claim but because house is empty. Won’t do just dwelling coverage because too big & empty? (Duh trying to sell) Yet filing roof claim in June they didn’t tell me, nor July or August when talked on phone?? My agent said trying other companies but roof may have to be done before insurance covers. If I don’t get coverage, my mortgage Company, Chase, may set high fine! REALLY?? Roof cost 1$0-14000, probably must be here to fix. CARAVANs cost $3000 which saved after waiting a year, after layoff Dec 29th, after car dying Jan 28th , after waiting for WRAP end of July.Yes ........make it through but REALLY????

Sunday, August 14, 2016

3RD GENERATION CARAVAN TO CATCH A KILLER--WRAPPED AND READY TO GO

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The third generation CARAVAN TO CATCH A KILLER vehicle has been born, the WRAP donated by Nissan of Lawton and done for the 3rd time by Travis and his Company Midwest Wraps in Tulsa. We should be leaving on the 15th CARAVAN TO CATCH A KILLER tour in 2 weeks to the NE and the States that still have not passed DNA at Arrest laws

DNA INTERVIEW--WE PASSED DNA AT ARREST IN OK AFTER 8 YEARS

Saturday, October 17, 2015

SILENCE ECHOES LOUDER EACH DAY

Two weeks on road 1 story. My heart hurts at the 11th anniversary. Everything moves farther and farther away