One young girl, one big heart, Ready to make a difference for the American Trucker.
Jasmine Jordan grew up in a trucking family environment, her parents own a small trucking and pilot car company out of Minnesota. Jasmine realizes the importance for truck drivers to stay healthy she says ” I do understand the need for truckers and all involved in the trucking business to stay healthy, as that’s the way they make a living and make it possible for many others to make a living as well, America moves by truck!”.
Sheila Grothe a employee of the pilot car side of their family run business passed away on April 17th 2009 due to cancer. Jasmine who was training for the 2012 summer Olympics at the time decided that there are things in life more important then a shot at Olympic gold. She put her plans on hold to help raise awareness and funds by being the youngest at 16 years old to run across America to help support those truckers who are not insured or are under insured, so that they could get much needed treatments.
Jasmine sought out a way to help through a non profit organization started by Dave Nemo called The St. Christopher Fund which provides financial assistance to professional truck drivers who have medical problems and can not otherwise afford health care. I must say, I have listened to most all of the trucking industry commentators through out my career. Not to belittle anyone else but Dave Nemo is a genuine fella who really cares about truckers, he is not in this to get rich and it is more then just a job, he is truly one of the few that I enjoy listening too.
You can help support Jasmine by checking out run with jazzy and buying a running with jazzy t- shirt which will help fund the run across America. We all have a chance to help a young girl make history in the name of all truckers. Lets get behind this girl and show her we are RUNNING with her!
If you would like to make a donation directly to the ST. Christopher Fund please do that as well. Look, I know we are all hurting, times are tough I know that but rest assured someone is far worse off then you are, every little bit counts. We know the Government is not going to give us a bail out we need to take care of our trucking brothers and sisters, together we can do this. I would really appreciate it if you could share this article with your network of friends the more eyes that see this the stronger we as truckers become.
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