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Jessie Grieb arrives in Key West

Jessie Grieb, the 27 year old Spring Lake native who set out last July to walk from Fort Kent, Maine to Key West, Florida to raise awareness about the opioid addiction crisis, and support her own recovery, arrived in the Conch Republic early yesterday evening.  She is scheduled to arrive at Mile Marker 0 this morning at 9 a.m.  Tune into her facebook page for the emotional conclusion of her inspiring journey.

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Posted: June 14th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Heroin, Monmouth County News, News | Tags: , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Celebrating Recovery

It was one year ago this weekend that we met Spring Lake native Jessie Grieb as she departed the Seastreak Ferry in Highlands during her walk from the Canadian border in Maine to Key West, Florida.

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Posted: October 13th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Heroin, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , | No Comments »

Spring Lake Heights Native’s Journey Continues To Inspire Thousands While Raising Awareness About Addiction Crises

When we met Jessie Grieb in Highlands last October, she was three months into her 2575 mile walk from Fort Kent, Maine to Key West, Florida.  Now, six months later, she’s less than 400 miles from her destination and has touched thousands of lives in her mission to raise awareness about the opioid addiction crises which takes more American lives annually than the entire Vietnam War took.

Jessie spent the night camped outside of Cocoa Florida Police Department earlier this week. Her story inspired the department to compile this inspiring video of her travels for their facebook page.  The Monmouth County leg of Jessie’s journey made the cut. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 24th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Health Care, Heroin, Monmouth County News, News | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Spring Lake native, a recovering addict walking from Maine to Key West, is walking the Jersey Shore this weekend

Jessica Grieb in Monmouth Beach this afternoon, on her way to Belmar

A 26 year old recovering addict who is fighting addiction by walking 2575 miles from Fort Kent, Maine to Key West, Florida arrived in Highlands last night and his walking from Highlands to Belmar this afternoon and then from Belmar to Brielle on Saturday.

Jessie Grieb, a native of Spring Lake who now lives in Pawleys Island, South Carolina, was welcomed home by her aunt Karen Grieb Burke last night when she arrived in Highlands from New York City via the Seastreak Ferry.

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Posted: October 12th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Spring Lake native, a recovering addict walking from Maine to Key West, is walking the Jersey Shore this weekend