In honor of father who died of cancer, man embarks on historic park journey

Mikah Meyer is going to all 417 National Park Service historic sites in honor of his father who passed away from cancer.

It all started in Washington, D.C. at the Washington Monument for 31-year-old Mikah Meyer. His three-year journey to visit all 417 National Park Service sites began on April 29, 2016.

He quit his job and took off on this world record road trip. But why? Mikah is doing this in honor of his father.

When Mikah was 19, his father passed away from cancer at the age of 58.

Mikah said, “It really taught me a life lesson about living for today, pursuing our dreams and goals now because we might not all make it as old as we think we will.” He’s also showing people that it’s okay to be yourself, advocating for equality for all.

Little Rock’s Central High School National Historic site is number 273 for his trip. When he finishes, he will be the youngest to visit every U.S. Park Service historic site. The goal end date is May 19, 2019, back in Washington, D.C. at the Lincoln Memorial.

“I had to save up my money. I had to work through my 20’s to save up the money to start this. Even now I don’t have all the money to do it. I have to fundraise on the road so I can actually finish this world record,” said Mikah.

Anyone who wants to donate to the cause, can head to Mikah’s website, click here. There you will find a way to donate tax deductible.

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