Dream Walk 2 is going to change the world forever! Proving, 17 year old, Josh Kimble has Down
syndrome but Down syndrome doesn’t have him. With his first 98 mile Dream Walk, to the
capitol steps in Frankfort, under his belt his sights are now set on a 320 plus mile walk; defying
personal limitations and going beyond everyone’s expectations. Josh has resolved to send a
clear message to the world, “People facing disabilities are people too and have significant
contributions to share; capable of reshaping the world.

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  1. Thomas Kimble
    Thomas Kimble says:

    Wow! Thanks Hobnob social media for helping us as we prepare to go on Dream Walk 2 “Honoring our Heroes” Tour. Joshua believes he can change the World and deliver a Muhammad Ali size knock out blow for all his friends facing disabilities. Joshua’s 320 mile walk from Lincoln’s birthplace to his resting place will inspire all of us to get involved and honor our heroes on Joshua’s Hobnob site. It’s a win win with Dream Walk 2 because you can take time to honor someone who’s been a hero in your life, as well as help Josh honor his 48 million heroes when you set up a hobnob page to raise the awareness as well as the funds to build The Joshua Java House and Community Life Dream Center. Check this kid out at http://www.joshuasfriends.org/honoring-our-heros/

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  2. Thomas Kimble
    Thomas Kimble says:

    Yesterday Joshua’s Friends, represented by Joshua, presented a Going Beyond The Bull award at the Radcliff Small Business Alliance meeting. Josh was proud to be in attendance and took a picture with Pam of Alliance Printing. Pam has been a Joshua’s Friend from the beginning and we are proud to know her and she has always gone above and beyond to make sure Joshua’s Friends print work is top notch! Thanks Pam for your willingness to go beyond the bull to help families facing disabilities and traumatic life issues as well as consistently provide a print shop experience that meets the needs of all customers. Joshua was also present to help announce Dream Walk 2 and share with the community his 320 mile walk to raise support to buy a building in Radcliff KY; to be transformed into the Joshua Java House and Community Life Dream Center. Josh wants to be like Zac. Zac Bonner from “The Little Red Wagon” has inspired Josh to journey on his own great walking adventures in order to change the world. We are so thankful for heroes that the theme for Dream Walk 2 is “Honoring our Heroes” Tour. To check this courageous kid out and learn how his walk is defying his Down syndrome and changing the world of disabilities visit http://www.joshuasfriends.org/honoring-our-heroes/

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  3. Thomas Kimble
    Thomas Kimble says:

    Abraham Lincoln was a soul who’s leadership transcends time. He moved America from living in a black and white world to being a living example of a freedom for all who shall embrace it world. There undoubtedly will never be another Abraham Lincoln in our countries history, but from time to time rare individuals do arise who, in the spirit of Abraham Lincoln, remind and inspire us of the reasons Lincoln resolutely resolved to restore our Union. These individuals have a contagious leadership style that’s out of step with popular opinion and marches to the beat of a different drum. They are heroes who are not afraid to count the cost of doing what’s right even when chances of personal failure are emanate. They willingly risk all they have to advance causes capable of changing the world and making it a brighter place to live for everyone! These heroes deserve our most sacred honor.

    These kind of heroes are rare but on July 1, 2015 to August 2, 2015 one of these heroes will be walking dreams into reality and, in Abraham Lincoln fashion, helping others to embrace changes that reshape the world. Joshua Kimble, a 17 yr old boy with Down syndrome, is embarking on a quest to honor his heroes who are facing disabilities at all levels of life. Josh will walk 320 miles over the course of 32 days proving to the world that he has Down syndrome but Down syndrome doesn’t have him. Josh wants to walk to represent the over 48 million families who have a member in their home facing life with some type of disability. This walk is being dubbed Dream Walk 2 “Honoring our Heroes” Tour and it is fitting that the walk will start at Abraham Lincolns birth place in Hodgensville KY and end at his resting place in Springfield IL. The Lincoln trail, Josh will follow, passes directly through the heart of Radcliff KY the community Josh calls home and the place he dreams of building The Joshua Java House and Community Life Dream Center. Joshua believes that his walk will enhance awareness about families facing disabilities and raise resources to build a place where every person no matter their level of disability feels included, befriended and empowered to live beyond disabilities and traumatic life issues.
    Joshua and his mom have set up a Hobnob social media fundraising page so all his friends can keep up with his walk on Facebook and donate to help make the Dream Center a working reality. Please join Josh in empowering dreams to become working realities when you check out his interactive page at http://www.joshuasfriends.org/honoring-our-heroes/ and be sure to tell them that Honest Abe sent you.

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  4. Thomas Kimble
    Thomas Kimble says:

    Boy with Down Syndrome Walks to Deliver Muhammad Ali Size Knockout Blow

    A boy with Down syndrome has a message that’s going to shake up the world! There is a new champion in Kentucky. Even Muhammad Ali couldn’t compete with this contender. This kid is solid gold and possesses a divine determination stronger than Jacob. Look out Ali because this new “King of the Ring

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  5. Thomas Kimble
    Thomas Kimble says:

    Hi I am TJ Kimble and my life is a series of miracles! At 6, I had a compound skull fracture forcing me to repeat first grade and thrusting me into the world of Spec Ed. At 10 my Dad was killed in a hit and run auto accident. My mom remarried my step dad who had an insatiable drug and alcohol addiction as well as being extremely abusive. I was demon possessed at 13 praying to my deceased dad for help. Angry and trapped in a violently abusive relationship, with my stepdad, I fled from Kaufman Texas, at 17, to Virginia Beach VA. I went from being a homeless, learning disabled, high school dropout, living on the beach, to moving in with my Youth Pastor’s family; who was a C.B.N. employee. I had a powerful conversion experience at Harvest Church in Chesapeake, but I was still depressed. I also suffered Post Traumatic Stress Disorder without really understanding it. (I have survived 3 suicide attempts in my life as well)
    10 years later my son Josh, who has Down syndrome, was born and God used him to minister to me and touch my heart in a miraculous way; empowering me with the courage to face and overcome my depression. He answered a prayer that changed my life forever; sending me in a completely new direction. No longer depressed I returned to school earning a Master’s in Child and Adolescent Therapy and then a Doctoral degree in Clinical Pastoral Counseling. We now have a small counseling practice in Radcliff KY where we help families facing all kinds of disabilities, traumatic, and challenging life issues. I train and practice under N.C.C.A. and Dr. Richard and Phyllis Arno, which also continues to be instrumental in healing my emotional trauma and growing my freedom in Christ.
    My son Josh, now 17, and I are headed on a great adventure we are calling Dream Walk 2; which will occur this July. Having our first 98 mile Dream Walk under our belts we will tackle our second walk from Abe Lincoln’s birth place to his resting place, 320 miles over the course of 32 days, to “Honor our Heroes”; who daily face life disabled. 48 plus million Americans have a disability and 98% of them attend church nowhere. 50% of all Americans have or will care for a family member with a disability. 94% of all marriages that experience a disability will end in divorce. Every 17 minutes someone in the US will be diagnosed with Autism. And tragically every day 22 veterans commit suicide. (I was in the Army Chaplaincy so I take this very personally.)
    Josh and I have a dream of a place where every person, no matter their disability or trauma level, can come and find inclusion, be befriended and discover empowerment to live beyond disabilities; thus, becoming all the person they were created in Christ to be! No public place in America has a multi-sensory room that accommodates families facing these kinds of impossibilities. Our family is all in and their simply is no plan b. That’s why Josh and I have drawn a circle around this momentous concern completely resolving to do something about this God size opportunity. We both believe the size of our dream shows the world the size of our Father’s heart for them more than any amount of words could ever say! Therefore, we walk to gain the support of all our friends, family, community and the whole body of Christ to move this dream into a working reality; enabling us to go forward with the opening of The Joshua Java House and Community Life Dream Center. A place that will provide a Christ centered family support system and model of care including life coaching, clinical pastoral counseling, and our very own Living and Leading by Design behavior interventions system that produces life changing experiences; providing for the whole person body, soul, and spirit! I have lost 50 lbs. and have kept it off for almost 2 years. I also use nutritional interventions to preventively eliminate A.D.H.D., anxiety, and depression from my life and this approach, we have entitled The 7 Nutritional Golden Rules, has been instrumental in helping other families as well.
    27 years ago I was homeless eating out of a dumpster on the beach where you’re at. Today God has turned my mess into his message and given my family a God size dream to reach out and provide a place for 48 million plus people to be empowered to live beyond disabilities and traumatic life issues. We are convinced that Steve Jobs and Apple have it right, “People who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the only ones who do

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  6. Thomas Kimble
    Thomas Kimble says:

    Boy with Downs walks 320 miles to build a place where 48 plus million family’s disability dreams can come true.
    March is Developmental Disabilities month and perfect timing to raise the question, “how do we believe true justice is actually being administered to all in the greatest nation in the world when not one multi sensory room can be found in a public restaurant in the US?

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