Walking across the U.S. for a cure

by | August 30, 2017 1:55 pm

by WHITLEY CLIFTON

   Kenton Bailey, a local of Louisville, Ky., crossed the roads of Swainsboro during his walk across the United States.

   Bailey had a friend drive him from Kentucky to Tybee Island, where he began his trip.

   When asked how his trip has been, Bailey responded with a smile, “So far it’s been going pretty good. I think I’m on day 14 right now. People have been super awesome, that’s the coolest part is definitely all the people I have met.” These companions also include Willow, a stray dog who crossed paths with Bailey and has since faithfully followed his walk.

   Though it has only been two weeks, Bailey says it feels a lot longer than that. Within the two weeks, he has definitely missed having a nice, comfortable place to sleep each night and not being bitten by bugs. “And, of course, my family. I’m a mama’s boy,” he said.

   Before the walk, Bailey had lots of entrepreneurial opportunities. His most recent one is helping a buddy start a game company in Florida. “That’s still going on, just kinda doing things remotely as a writer for now,” stated Bailey. He also works a firework stand almost every year. Bailey decided to  take the money from this year’s firework sales and begin his endeavor across the United States. “I’ve been wanting to do it for a long time and I wanted to attach a good cause to it,” he stated.

   This is where he started his cause, Walking Across America for Hidradenitis Suppurative. Hidradenitis Suppurative is a…

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comments » 4

  1. Comment by Penny White

    August 30, 2017 at 4:28 pm

    Thank you for doing a story about Kenton’s Walk across America! His support team and I really appreciate it! Thank you.

  2. Comment by Halei Lamb

    August 30, 2017 at 4:42 pm

    It was a privilege to be able to cover his story! Thank you for your kind words! Have a great day!

  3. Comment by Debby Bailey

    August 30, 2017 at 5:22 pm

    This is my son. I think you did a good job on the article. Can you tell me how to buy a copy of this edition of the paper with the article about my son in it and how much it cost to send a copy to my house?

  4. Comment by Halei Lamb

    August 31, 2017 at 9:44 am

    Hi Debbie! An email has been sent regarding this week’s edition. We look forward to hearing back from you!


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