“God told me to go.” Man travels hundreds of miles for violence awareness

(WTHI Photo, Kyle Watkins)
(WTHI Photo, Kyle Watkins)

VIGO COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) – Some may see a wheelchair as a limit to mobility.

But one man passing through Vigo County on Sunday shatters that stigma.

Vincent Robinson is not the first thing you’d expect to see cruising along the highway.

He says, “I’m pushing, arm strength alone, all the way from Atlanta, Georgia, all the way to Chicago, Illinois. That’s 720 miles.”

It’s a journey inspired by divine intervention.

Robinson says, “God told me to go, just put me on this mission. One day I was just sitting there and He told me to just go. You need to go to Chicago, and he put me on this assignment to end the violence.”

Robinson himself was affected by violence on the streets.

That’s how he lost his legs, and now his mobility relies on a wheel chair.

He says, “I’m not just pushin’ for street violence. I’m pushing for street violence, gun violence, gang violence, and domestic violence. Any type of violence you can name. I just want to bring awareness to it, because I feel like if we can get rid of it, and just bring a cease to it, I feel like the world would be a better place. But, I also want to incorporate love.”

Robinson does so by connecting with those who reach out to him.

He says, “When people stop, you know, like, I just try to tell them, and just try to tap into that love that they have inside them.”

Robinson already has hundreds of miles behind him, but hundreds more stare him in the face.

Robinson says, “Every complete rotation of my wheel, every complete circle that my wheel makes on my wheel chair, and represents a life that has been affected by violence. Any type of violence.”

The number of rotations are unimaginable.

Proving violence awareness is a more than worthy cause for the miles invested.

To keep up with Robinson and his journey, you can visit his website.

He also has a Facebook and Instagram.

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