Steve Vaught had a pretty good life. He’s 39 and loves his wife and kids. But, he’s been in poor health and weighed 410 lbs. Last Spring, he decided to do something about his life. He decided to walk across American to get himself back together.
On April 10, 2005, Vaught left Oceanside, CA, for the open road. He kept a log of his journey and sometimes had a film maker along to document his trek. He crossed so many state lines and talked to people. He walked every day except for a brief vacation in December for the holidays.
The trek has not been easy. Vaught has battled depression. He suffered a new injury within the first 100 miles of his journey. He’s had trouble finding healthy food choices. He’s worn out shoes and clothing. But, still he kept going.
Since the media has found out about him and he’s been on Oprah, he finds fans everywhere. People stop their cars to tell him how inspired they are and to have a chat.
On Tuesday, Vaught reached his final destination. He crossed the Washington Bridge and headed for New York City. He’s also about 100 lbs lighter.
Visit his blog and read what he went through at: Steve Vaught’s website