Posted by : Kinsey Book Reviewer 11.06.2014
Book Description Jeff Alt takes you along every step of his 2,160-mile Appalachian Trail adventure filled with humorous, frightening and inspirational stories including, bears, bugs, blisters, skunk bed mates and hilarious food cravings.
As Alt walked through freezing temperatures, driving rain and sunny skies, he was constantly buoyed by the knowledge that his walk was dedicated to his brother who has cerebral palsy.
Alt's adventure inspired an annual fundraiser which has raised over $200,000 for the Sunshine Home where his brother lives. As you walk along with Alt, you experience the success of turning dreams into goals and achieving them.
Alt shares his life lessons from the trail with a focus on family, stewardship of the earth and good health.
New chapters to this edition include: "The Sunshine Home" and the annual Walk-With-Sunshine he inspired; "What is Cerebral Palsy?" and Jeff's hiking gear list, including gear and tips to take the whole family hiking.
A Walk for Sunshine has been featured in media nationwide including ESPN and Hallmark Channel.
Previous Editions: 978-0967948225 & 978-0967948201
Review: This book will touch any heart. I walked away from this book wishing I had done something like this for charity. Yes, I've ran marathons for charity, I've donated, I've volunteered time --but this is something that goes beyond anything most of us have ever done. This was all done for Sunshine Home, where Jeff Alt's brother is. It's a home for the developmentally disabled.
Will, commitment, determination and honesty line the pages of this book. The Appalachian Trail is no easy walk and never does the author represent himself as some force that does it without effort. There is beauty and challenge in his descriptions of his walk.
I love to hike myself and would one day love to take a try at this one. Hopefully, when I do, I'll take memories of this book with me and try to do something positive with the hike as Jeff Alt has done.
On this book, no matter your genre of preference, you need it on your shelf.