Woman riding 10,000 miles on horseback to raise awareness about domestic violence

Woman riding 10,000 miles on horseback to raise awareness about domestic violence


TODAY AS PART OF THEIR
CROSS-COUNTRY TOUR. ROB: KETV NEWSWATCH 7’S CAMILA
ORTI CAUGHT UP WITH THEM, FOR
THIS STORY NEW AT 6:00. REPORTER: MEREDITH AND APOLLO,
ARE TURNING HEADS WHEREVER THEY
GO.>>THERE IS ALL SORTS OF
QUESTIONS ABOUT APOLLO. HE IS THE STAR OF THE SHOW HERE. REPORTER: THE DUO, CROSSING OVER
THE BOB KERREY BRIDGE INTO
NEBRASKA WEDNESDAY, AND CROSSING
THE CORNHUSKER STATE OFF THEIR
LIST OF 48.>>I AM NOT IN ANY HURRY, I GO
10 TO 15 MILES A DAY. REPORTER: THE 10,000 MILE
JOURNEY BEGAN IN CALIFORNIA, AND
WILL TAKE THE PAIR ANOTHER
COUPLE YEARS TO COMPLETE. A RIDE THAT STARTED AFTER AN
ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIP ENDED.>>IT GETS EASIER THE MORE I
TALK ABOUT IT, BUT THAT IS MY
JOB NOW, TO SHARE MY STORY AND
LET OTHER WOMEN KNOW THEY ARE
NOT ALONE. REPORTER: THAT IS MEREDITH’S
GOAL. RAISE AWARENESS ABOUT DOMESTIC
VIOLENCE.>>I AM HOPING THAT MY RIDE WILL
HELP BREAK THAT STIGMA AND GET
PEOPLE TALKING ABOUT IT AND MORE
COMFORTABLE WITH I
REPORTER: HER ROUTE, PLANNED. WHERE THEY WILL SLEEP, NOT SO
MUCH.>>I CARRY A TENT OR SLEEP ON A
COUCH OR WHATEVER I AM OFFERED. REPORTER: THE KINDNESS OF
STRANGERS, SO CUTE. WHETHER IT IS LENDING WORDS OF
ENCOURAGEMENT, OR A BACKYARD,
KEEPS THE MISSION MOVING, IT IS
AWESOME.>>YOU KNOW, THERE ARE GOOD
PEOPLE EVERYWHERE AND IT IS KIND
OF NEAT TO SEE THAT IN ACTION I
THINK. REPORTER: APOLLO AND MEREDITH
WILL BE RIDING NORTH FROM OMAHA
TO PLACES LIKE BLAIR AND TEKAMAH
AND THE SOUTH DAKOTA BORDER, IF
YOU WANT TO HELP THEM ALONG THE
WAY, HEAD TO THEIR WEBSITE I’VE GOT THAT LINK ON KETV.

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