Ex-Drug User Treks County with Cross

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Steve Fox is using his checkered past, filled with drugs and bad decisions, to raise awareness of teen drug abuse by carrying a cross through his county.

He says lugging the cross in such a public setting along city streets is not about him. "I'm trying to get people's attention. I need their help," said Fox.

"There are kids out here sticking dirty needles in their arms and they're loosing and hopeless. After that, they are headed to prison."

The ex-drug user has been to eight prisons in his lifetime and says that he doesn't want young people in his community to follow down the same path of destruction.

He's even stopping along the way to pray for people in his path.

Pastor Ben Hanna is following Fox and his team on their journey and supplying them with water.

Hanna knows the horrible effects of drugs in the area and applauds their efforts.

"We see it out here on Beardsley where the church is," says Hanna. "Junior high kids, already kicked out of school are out here pan handling."

Steve will carry the 22 pound cross the entire length of the country which is about 105 miles total.

He hopes his cross walk will show troubled teens that they can live, walk and act like champions. His ultimate dream is to provide young people with a place where they can learn construction skills like how to frame and weld.

Interestingly, Steve's eleven-by-six foot cross is the same exact dimensions as his old prison cell.

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