In March 2010, as country music star Jimmy Wayne walked along a highway in White Deer, TX, a local rancher pulled off the road to say hello. Jimmy was in the middle of a seven-month, 1,700-mile walk from his home in Nashville, TN, to Phoenix called Project Meet Me Halfway.
He was raising awareness of the more than 30,000 foster kids who turn 18 and age out of care each year. Jimmy himself had spent seven years in and out of the foster system. The rancher offered Jimmy a place to spend the night and introduced him to three Chihuahua–miniature pinscher puppies he had rescued from a kill shelter. . . Read more.