I thought of that song (which many incorrectly think is titled “I Would Walk 500 Miles”), but these folks did much more than that total.
A family, to honor their deceased daughter, walked 4,000 miles from Disneyland to Disney World.
Not even walking 4,000 miles across the United States can come close to the pain of losing a child.
At least, it isn’t close to the aching the Cobb family still feels every day almost two years after 8-year-old Julia died from a rare bone and tissue cancer, Ewing’s sarcoma.
For ten months, the family walked about 20 miles a day on its trek from Disneyland in Southern California, where it had gone months before Julia’s death, to Disney World in Orlando, where she died on her Make-A-Wish trip in October 2013. They became the first family to walk across the U.S. when they made it to Florida’s Magic Kingdom on June 21 — Father’s Day.
Throughout the 320-day, 4,000-mile journey, the caravan, including Jonathan’s wife Jennifer, their three kids and 14-year-old dog, stopped to speak at churches, schools and businesses. They wanted other families dealing with childhood cancer to know that they weren’t alone.
You can read the Palm Beach Post article in its entirety here.