The management and Jerry tried many ways to raise the needed funds. They tried appealing to funds and donors and even doing presentations all over, but they just couldn’t attract enough attention to raise the funds. Jerry was feeling hopeless from the impending closure of the foster home, but it all changed during one of the foster home community meeting.
“We were asking for any ideas to raise funds and all that, suddenly one of the members just jokingly said about doing something viral. He said, do something crazy like walking 100 miles to celebrate your 100th birthday. I thought about it and said… I could do that since I used to walk a lot back in the war.”
Deep down Jerry knew it would be hard to achieve for his aging body. But to his surprise, the news spread like wild fire, the local media even offered to provide coverage for the event. Many people started noticing what was happening to the foster home, Jerry realized this might actually the only chance the foster home has.