23-year-old girl plans to rollerblade 4,000 miles to raise money for girls’ education

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One woman from China is rollerblading around the United States to raise money for girls’ education in third-world countries. 

We caught up with 23-year-old Yanise Ho in Lawrence Park outside of the Lighthouse Inn.  She’s on the 121st day of her journey.  She relies solely on the kindness of strangers to get by.  Ho says she hopes to encourage others to be more trusting and kind to strangers.  “My intention is to prove that there’s so much love and kindness in the world that all I need is 100% faith in the goodness of people. Only in trusting, we could be trusted and in loving, we could be loved.” 

Ho says, “Everyday, I have no plans.  I don’t know if I’ll get a meal, if I’ll get a place to stay… But, somehow, it always works out if you just believe it.  And that’s what I want to show the world what I see.  All these amazing people that I encounter, I want to share their stories.”

She’s also raising money for girls’ education, telling us she’s “…raising funds for girls’ education in Kenya and Uganda to promote women’s rights through a non-profit organization called, ‘One Girl Can’ and attempting to set the Guinness Book of World Record for the longest journey on inline skates.”

She also says she has “…been on the road for 4 months now; there’s not a day I went hungry or without a shelter. Random strangers have been taking good care of me and I have become part of over 75 families for life.”

Ho began her journey in Miami, Florida and hopes to make it to the West Coast by November.  You can follow her on her journey by going to her Facebook page [click here].  If you’d like to donate to her cause go to www.yaniseho.com.

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