Why this 23-year-old woman is rollerblading 6,200 miles through 15 states

Posted at 6:08 PM, Aug 17, 2018

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa — Yanise Ho says with all the negativity going on, she wants to prove that there are good people in the world.

She's been on her journey for five months and has already rollerbladed through 15 states just depending on strangers.

Ho fixes her wheels as she prepares to rollerblade across Nebraska.

"Rollerblades become a part of my body, it's not a bicycle, I have to figure out how to lock it up, it's a part of me," said Yanise Ho.

Carrying 43 pounds on her back, Ho started in Miami and plans to finish in Portland, Oregon by November, and blade all the way back, making her trip about 6,200 miles.

"My mission is to show that there are amazing people in the world, every day I have no plans, just faith and the goodness of people," said Ho.

Rolling state to state, without knowing where she'll sleep next or when she'll have her next meal.

"Somehow, I always stumble upon the best people in the world," said Ho.

The 23-year-old "bladress" does not accept money just food and a place to sleep.

Rollerblading about 700 miles a day, Ho says since she started, each night a stranger has opened up their home for her to rest.

"Every day I feel like everyone is my family, and this is how the world should be," Ho said.

Her greater goal is to raise $60,000 to sponsor 130 girls in Kenya and Uganda to go to secondary school.

"They can contribute to the scholarship that I am raising funds for other girls to be able to go to school and chase their dreams," said Ho.

Follow Yanise Ho on her journey by visiting her Facebook page.