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In 2007, Barry Adkins set out on a journey of a lifetime, walking more than 1,400 miles from Arizona to Montana, carrying nothing more than a walking stick and his son’s ashes. Over the next five years, Adkins has spoken to more than 75,000 students and parents across the country about the risk of alcohol and significance of forgiveness. Here, AZFoothills talks with Adkins on the importance of fatherhood and how his 18-year-old son ultimately inspired him to make a difference in the lives of others.