KUT News recently spoke with Debbie Russell, a friend of Leslie Cochran who served as Leslie’s spokesperson during his hospitalization and hospice stay. In the above video, she recounts one of the stories shared on a blog where Leslie’s friends share stories.
On the Love for Leslie blog, a friend recounts Leslie's year-long trek to Austin:
After a while, or really, after crossing the TX border, as you might imagine, where a Leslie-sighting would become the talk of a town for weeks following, law enforcement in one county began to call up the next jurisdiction he was heading to in order to ‘warn’ them.
Russell recounts the reception Leslie got in Abilene, Texas. She also speaks broadly about the impact Leslie had on Austin once he arrived here.