ABILENE, TX - Georgie Cutright and his two companions (huskies) are sledding across the country.
“It’s taken us eight months to get this far,” Cutright said.
He started in Knoxville, Tennessee and arrived in Abilene.
“Well it used to just be a skateboard,” Cutright said.
Now he has a chair with wheels, fashioned into a sled.
Cutright is homeless and found shelter Wednesday in a local motel.
“I didn’t know where I was going to sleep,” Cutright said.
He wants to raise awareness about homelessness.
“We are sometimes put off by homelessness,” Cutright said.
He hopes to change that.
“I’d like people to understand that not everybody is in this situation because they wanted to be,” Cutright said.
But, he’s not down about his situation.
“Might be homeless but they’re not hopeless,” Cutright said.
He’s found happiness everywhere his sled has taken him.
“I’ve met some of the best people in the whole world,” Cutright said.
His destination is Venice Beach, California.
“I’m just going to take the opportunities as they come,” Cutright said.
He said so far, the people he’s met along the way have sweetened his path.
“Don’t give up. I understand it’s hard to find a life when you carry your whole life on your back. And it’s hard to get opportunities. But opportunities are there, we just have to search a little harder for them,” Cutright said.
We will continue to follow him on his journey.
© 2017 KXVA-TV