- Associated Press - Monday, August 2, 2010

NASHVILLE, TENN. (AP) - Country singer Jimmy Wayne can finally put his feet up.

He arrived in Phoenix Sunday with a broken foot after walking approximately 1700 miles over the past seven months. A high school marching band and dozens of fans walked with Wayne down the home stretch as he approached his destination at HomeBase Youth Services.

Wayne took steps gingerly with his right foot in a walking boot while people chanted his name.

Wayne started the “Meet Me Halfway” campaign Jan. 1 in Nashville with the goal of walking halfway across the country for at-risk youth, specifically for those in danger of aging out of the foster care system with no support or resources. He was a homeless teen, in and out of foster homes, until a couple took him at age 16.


Associated Press video producer Yvonne Leow in Phoenix contributed to this report.




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