For complete description of Hike for Duchenne and what it is all about plus all of the different ways to donate, please read 500 Mile Autumn – Hike for Duchenne Viii. For more information about Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and what it is about, as well as more background on The Everett and Austin Project please go to the About page for The Everett and Austin Project. Thank you!

Below is a log of the miles that I have covered so far according to Fitbit. To see posts from other participants who are currently taking part in this Hike for Duchenne please go to our Facebook Group page.

I steadily made progress until I reached 500 miles on December 2, 2021. I am doing Hike for Duchenne and The Everett and Austin Project in my sons’ honor, using what I learned being their dad in helping to raise them as they battled Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

Austin died from Duchenne in 2012 at age 16, Everett died from Duchenne in 2017 at age 22. They got great health care here in the US. Kids in the poorest parts of Sub-Saharan Africa are not so lucky. They barely have any food.

So our organization is a way to “give back” to help those going through Duchenne and other rare diseases in developing countries, starting with the poorest part of the world – Sub-Saharan Africa.

Log of Tim’s Progress in Hike for Duchenne Viii

As of December 2, 2021 – 501 mi


By Tim Gillen

I'm a born-again christian, sold out to serving the needs of the less fortunate and in Sub-Saharan Africa. I founded The Everett and Austin Project in October 2018 to honor my 2 boys posthumously by helping people living in poverty going thru Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and other rare diseases. My sons each died of Duchenne, Austin in 2012 at age 16 and Everett in 2017 at age 22.

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