A college sophomore has just walked more than 500 miles to raise money for The National Alliance to End Homelessness, a cause near to his heart. Last year, Gordon Wayne was homeless himself and was applying to colleges while living in his car. Then he found out he had been accepted to his dream school, Boston College, and was getting a full scholarship.
To raise awareness for the estimated 500-thousand Americans affected by homelessness, Wayne decided to walk from his hometown in central Virginia to his school in Massachusetts. He walked between 30 and 40 miles a day and made the trip in 16 days. He also started a GoFundMe page that’s raised over $100-thousand for The National Alliance to End Homelessness.
"I hope that I can inspire people to keep walking. You know, keep taking that extra step," Gordon says. "Even when it hurts. Even when it's hard and you don't want to. There's no other choice. You have to keep going if you want to achieve what you want in life."
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