German bicyclist travels through Crestview during journey of hope

Published: Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 07:18 PM.

Offering a complimentary room is highly irregular at the hotel, Quality Inn general manager Teresa Davis said.

However, "it was something that I felt like I needed to do," she said. "If I was in a similar situation, I would hope that I would have the same amount of determination he has shown."

Most people would be discouraged after learning that they have a terminal form of cancer, she said.   

"He has a strong will," she said.

Westphal plans to travel through south Florida, with stops in Panama City, Tallahassee, Tampa and Key West, before heading back to Canada.

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