Hello. My name is Eric Miller. I’ve created this website to keep in touch with friends, old and new as I spend a couple of weeks this September walking part of the Camino de Santiago. When I first decided to undertake this walk, a couple of people said, “Hey let us know what you need, we’d like to help.” That sentiment was repeated so often, that when someone else suggested I start a website to let people help, and keep in touch while on the road, it just seemed like the right thing to do.
Why would someone going on a hike through Spain, need a website and help from his friends? Good question. Unlike many of the hundreds of thousands of people who make this trek, my perspective is slightly different. For me, this walk represents the last physically challenging event I am likely to undertake. But, I am not unique. Like many others who have walked this trail I live with a terminal disease. I will not presume to speak for anyone else in my situation, but for me, the two weeks I will be spending on this trail represent a celebration of life. Every day, I will be walking a trail through the countryside with no one for company except the birds, butterflies, and occasional pilgrim. This hike is the “thing I really wanted to do” (see “A slice of e”). However, I’ve decided to do more than just have a nice vacation through the countryside of Spain. This walk is dedicated to the staff and Hospice center of St. Elizabeth in my hometown of Edgewood KY.
If you’re on the site because we’re old friends, and you’re going to help me out, thank you. If you’re here because someone recommended the site to you, or sent you a link, I would appreciate it if you take a minute to at least read the section on hospice, if you are not familiar with this wonderful organization.
There is a link that will take you to the website of St. Elizabeth hospital so you can make a gift to the hospice center in my community. There is also the opportunity to help me on my walk across the countryside in Spain. This is on the Donate tab. If you must choose who you would like to help, please help the hospice center.
Thank you for visiting. I know there are plenty of other things you could be doing, and your consideration for my walk is very much appreciated. Prayers, good intentions, and sweet thoughts are gratefully received.