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Friends To Mankind | Jasper Hoogendam

Jasper Hoogendam

Ally Johnson is pleased to introduce you all to Jasper Hoogendam, one of the riders participating in SeatoSea Cycling To End Poverty.

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Jasper is a former principal and educator. He had been in the field of education for 36 years however it was sadly shorten due to a traumatic brain injury. He is now living with Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) and has been using his energy to learn everything he can about it, so that he and others who share the same condition can live with it and more importantly not be limited or hampered in life just because of the situation they are in. As he proudly says on his blog:

Since early 2015 I have been learning to live with ABI (Acquire Brain Injury). I don’t want to let my ABI limit the goals I set for myself. I’m living with a different brain, not a lesser brain. In sharing my day to day successes and struggles, I am better able to understand how my life had changed and begin to accept the change. In sharing my experiences I’m hearing from caregivers and fellow ABI’s. I’m encouraged when my experiences are helping others understand some of the complexity of living with ABI.

You can visit his blog using this link:


What is Friends To Mankind?

Friends to Mankind (FtoM) is an international non-profit organisation, working with individuals, corporations and humanitarian organisations for the betterment of humanity. They are headquartered in Canada and have offices and representatives worldwide, in Malaysia, USA, UK, Switzerland, Spain, Sweden, Singapore, Germany and Australia. At FtoM, there are no champions, no heroes, nor leaders. But, there is an open invitation for everyone – it is the invitation to participate in the transformation of humanity.


Interested in knowing more about Ally Johnson and her fight to end poverty by cycling from sea-to-sea? Visit her other podcast here at Tenacious Living Network – home of your holistic health podcasts :

What is Sea2Sea Cycling to End Poverty?

SeatoSea Cycling to End Poverty is a cycling mission focused on empowering people out of the cycle of poverty through fundraising and awareness. Poverty is real. Over 800 million people live in extreme poverty and nearly half the world lives on less than $2.50 / day. Sea to sea is working towards solutions. With partners, all over the world we collaborate with businesses people using 4 methods: mentoring, training, access to capital and advocacy. Equipping people struggling with poverty with tools so that more communities can achieve more food, good health, fruitful work, peace, and justice. Sea2Sea is a registered 501K in USA and Charitable Organization in Canada

How can you help? 

***Personal / direct donations sponsor rider/ fundraiser Ally Johnson

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  1. Hello: My name is Carolyn Van Boom (Johnston) ans I rode sea To Sea Calgary To winnipeg. I have a friend who is learning To live with ABI and she is eager To talk with you both since she is having trouble finding local resources in Edmonton to help her on her journey. What I The best way To connect with you ? Ps your blog is helling her not feel alone and has put wordt To many of her experiences. Blessings

    1. Hi Carolyn,

      It is so nice to hear from you and learn something about your friend! We always hope that our blogs reaches and helps everyone who is going through some tough trials in their lives and it is a pleasure to know that we were able to extend your friend some form of comfort and support. For now the best way to reach us is through email: . When you do send us an email please know that it takes us 24-48 hours to get back to you.

      We hope to hear from you soon! And lots of hugs and healing prayers for your friend!

      The Tenacious Living Team

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