A lovely grieving family, months after they lost their daughter to cancer, decided to trek 4,000 miles across the country — on foot (their golden retriever joined in too)!
Jennifer and Jonathan Cobb and their three children chose to do this in honor of their daughter Julia Cobb, who had Ewing’s sarcoma and passed away in October 2013, at the end of a Make-A-Wish trip to Disney World in Florida
“The walk itself took 320 days,” Jennifer Cobb, of Houston, Texas, told TODAY.com. “We decided to walk from Disneyland to Disney World because that’s where we had our last great memories of Julia.”
“We did it on a wing and a prayer,” she said, adding that the family had no sponsors and little money, just a goal to raise awareness and funds for pediatric cancer, and trust that kind people would help them along their way.
“One day before she died, she danced with Prince Charming and had a photo shoot with Cinderella. It was beautiful,” Julia’s mother Jennifer Cobb told Yahoo Parenting.
They finished up in Disney World 320 days later.
Throughout their 10-month trek from California to Florida, which they completed last month, the family walked an average of 30 to 40km every day – equivalent almost to a daily marathon.