"Walk to Beautiful" Book by Recording Artist Jimmy Wayne about his Foster Care Experience
Item Number: 173
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Online Close: Oct 30, 2021 7:20 PM EDT
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Purely Inspiring: Dive into country music star Jimmy Wayne's book, Walk to Beautiful: The Power of Love and a Homeless Kid Who Found the Way, our guest and performer at this year's Masquerade Gala on October 30th, 2021. Read in you own autographed copy about his life story and how he overcame his traumatic childhood to use his country music platform to help children everywhere, especially teenagers in foster care who are about to age out of the system.
Imagine yourself a 13-year-old hundreds of miles away from home, in a strange city, and your mom leaves you at a bus station parking lot and drives off into the night with her lover.
That's the real life story of Jimmy Wayne. It's a miracle that he survived being hungry and homeless, bouncing in and out of the foster care system, and sleeping in the streets. Walk to Beautiful is the powerfully emotive account of Jimmy's childhood and the love shown him by Russell and Bea Costner, the elderly couple who gave him a stable home and provided the chance to complete his education. Jimmy says of Bea, "She changed every cell in my body."
This New York Times bestseller also chronicles Jimmy's rise to fame in the music industry and his Meet Me Halfway campaign: his walk halfway across America, 1,700 miles from Nashville to Phoenix, to raise awareness for kids in foster care.
While C.A.S.E. will arrange shipping, the winning bidder must cover the cost. You may also arrange for curbside pick-up at C.A.S.E.'s headquarters at 3919 National Drive, Suite 200, Burtonsville, Maryland by contacting Anne Errigo at Errigo@adoptionsupport.org. You will need to wear a mask when picking up items, remain in your car and call (301) 476-8525. A C.A.S.E. staff member, wearing a mask, will deliver the item to your car.