Posted by: blinklove | June 20, 2010

We Support Blink Love!

Spreading Blink Love all over the planet!

The Blink’s Blog readers have poured in with touching accounts and donations alike to remind us why this blog is not only worth reading, but worth supporting the causes for which Heather & Stephen risk their lives daily. Thank you readers and supporters… YOU ROCK!

The list of supporters continues to grow and Blink Love has recently received some very generous donations from those listed below!

  • Ms. Louise B. Pollard
  • Ms. Sandi Buley
  • DeWitt Kierstead in honor of Drake Flynt’s Birthday
  • Various Donors who generously gave at the Woofstock Festival’

Just in case you missed some of the comments on this blog, there is an all-star list of posted below.
The Blink Team seems to make friends wherever they go… and it is amazing to watch as these friends become supporters and leave messages of hope here on the blog.

Enjoy, spread the word, and keep the comments rolling!

-Allie

Sandi on June 10, 2010
“So why am I reading the post? Well, there are many reasons. First off, I’m happy to know Heather & Stephen are safe & sound and still on their journey. I love seeing the pics (that snake looked huge!) and it’s so interesting to hear how they get thru challenges like snowy peaks, etc. I’ve cared for my autistic stepson full time for the last 24 years and recently he got his very own house with a staff, so I’m just beginning to realize that there’s a whole world out there waiting for me to explore :-) . I’m not sure I’m feeling quite adventurous enough at the moment to embark on a 6 month hike… but it sure is great to live vicariously thru Heather & Stephen and I feel inspired by their determination. I’ve been a member of Best Friend’s Animal Sanctuary for many years so I’m very much interested in helping animals and I love the charity aspect of the hike. So all in all, you guys are a true inspiration to this 43 year old empty nester who’s just beginning to test the waters of adventure in her own life :-) . Keep up the good work and thanks for keeping us posted! Much love & good thoughts to you both!!”

Seagrass on June 12, 2010
“I read this blog because Heather Kierstead has showed me that angels exist in this world. She has taught me how to love everything and everyone. And she has taught me how to find something special about every single animal I meet. She inspired me to adopt a little kitty.
She is the most amazing cowgirl alive and she just so happens to be my best friend. Oh yeah…Stephen Dunn is her perfect cowboy.”

Maia on June 10, 2010
“Reason 1: I support this cause (by reading the blog) because I feel it represents young people taking responsability for what is theirs. This world, these animals & these people are yours!! I love the fact that you want them to be/ feel better and that you are getting involved.
Reason 2: I read this bolg because i like adventures out in the wildlife!
Reason 3: I also read it to know more about these two crazy characters i’m keen on.
Reason 4: i like how is written.
Besos! Chauuuu!!”

Paula on June 11, 2010
“I read the blog because it reminds me of what is RIGHT in the world. These are 2 of the most amazingly positive people I know that not only really LOVE all animals, but care so much about everything and everyone. I really enjoy hearing about the latest experiences they are going through, and the fact that they update often is great. In a world where too many people are out for only themselves, it gives me such hope to see people like Heather and Stephen trying so hard to make a difference in the world. I have to bow to the BLINK LOVE CREW!!! They have touched the lives of so many people, and if you have not had the fortunate experience of meeting them, I do hope you get to one day… THANK YOU for the great updates Stephen and Heather! I MISS YOU GUYS SO MUCH. I care because the organizations that are benefitting from this incredible and sometimes dangerous hike (Forsyth Humane Society, FurEver Friends, and Best Friends Animal Society in Utah), are 3 of my favorite non-profit groups. I remember several years ago, a little girl was missing in North Carolina for a day or more, when a stray dog found her after she had fallen into a well. Even though the dog saved this child’s life, the county decided the dog was unadoptable, and he was scheduled to be euthanized. Best Friends stepped in and took this dog to their sanctuary where he could live out the rest of his life in a great environment. There are many wonderful stories from all of these organizations about the lives they have touched and the great work they are doing. Each one of these organization are not just about finding homes for the many unwanted animals, but are big in EDUCATING the public, and making this world a better place!!!
What’s the big deal? One of the messages that the Blink Love crew is trying to get out is to give back…..Where most of us cannot go on an adventure like this, we can all do something. Get out and volunteer to help those less fortunate; blog with Blink Love (I’ve heard that they really like it when people blog with them); if you can spare a dollar or more, donate to Blink Love. Instead of giving a gift to someone that has everything, consider making a donation to Blink Love, and send a nice card stating that you made a donation in honor of them. It’s easy, and will make such a difference in the lives of so many.”

DeWitt on June 14, 2010
My heart is in my throat over what has been written here – I second it all! As Heather’s mom, I like to know what she’s up to… But I also forget who is writing as I get caught up in their fantastic tales. Living in the wilderness is sooo not what i would like to do and I read to try and get a smidgen of understanding about why they like it. It’s all too amazing to me! I love the photos and videos and think Allie is doing a great job with the site. Thanks very much to you all!! And so much love to Cowboy Stephen & my Feather”

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Responses

  1. Where’s my sister?

    Oh yeah, she’s kickin butt* on the trail. You should see my eyes light up these days when people ask where you be and watchu be doin’. It is EASILY my favorite thing to talk about. I swear, people look at me and think, “Wow, if this Kierstead guy has a sister that’s this impressive, maybe there’s hope for him yet.” So I’m reaping the benefits from all of your hard work in addition to the thousands of four-legged critters you’re helping.

    From what I hear and read, I can tell its no cake walk out there, but you’re tough as nails babe and I have no doubt you’ve got what it takes to power through.

    As good ole Teddy Bear Roosevelt once said, “Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.” So you’ve got that going for ya.

    I love you so so so much, and I am more proud of you than you could ever know. Can’t wait to see you in August! Happy Birthday sis! Keep truckin!

  2. Where’s my sister?

    Oh yeah, she’s kickin ass on the trail. You should see my eyes light up these days when people ask where you be and watchu be doin’. It is EASILY my favorite thing to talk about. I swear, people look at me and think, “Wow, if this Kierstead guy has a sister that’s this impressive, maybe there’s hope for him yet.” So I’m reaping the benefits from all of your hard work in addition to the thousands of four-legged critters you’re helping.

    From what I hear and read, I can tell its no cake walk out there, but you’re tough as nails babe and I have no doubt you’ve got what it takes to power through.

    As good ole Teddy Bear Roosevelt once said, “Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.” So you’ve got that going for ya.

    I love you so so so much, and I am more proud of you than you could ever know. Can’t wait to see you in August! Happy Birthday sis! Keep truckin!


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