Man Walks Across Washington For a Purpose - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Man Walks Across Washington For a Purpose

Cullen Steele and Don Stevenson Cullen Steele and Don Stevenson

SPOKANE, Wash. - An Auburn, Washington man is walking 1200 miles around the state and it's all for a good cause.

Don Stevenson, 74, is walking to raise awareness and funds for the Children's Organ Transplant Association or COTA. He's dedicating the walk to a 10-year-old boy named Cullen Steele who is getting a double lung and heart transplant, costing Cullen's family $75,000 in medical bills that they can't afford to pay without some help.

This is actually a short walk for Stevenson. Since 1998 he's made walks across the Northwest and across the country, logging a total of 35-thousand miles to benefit various charities over the years.

He says staying focused is the key to his success.

"I set the goal and I reach for it, and don't stop tell I get there. I guess that's passion."

He started walking on June 6th in Auburn, and has walked 20 to 30 miles every day. He says he eats about 4,000 calories a day, and drinks about a pint of water every two hours.

If you want to donate to the cause, online donations can be made at www.COTAforCullenS.com or call 1-800-366-2682. Donations can also be made at any Wells Fargo Bank

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