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Walking to the Light

Don Stevenson

The Pacin’ Parson

Auburn Washington’s Don Stevenson is at it again, walking over 300 miles to the Cape Disappointment Lighthouse in Ilwaco, WA and back to raise awareness for the Spina Bifida Association of Washington State.  He is 74 and will be walking 30 miles a day!

Walking for others, to encourage and inspire.

You can support Don’s efforts by making a contribution to the Spina Bifida Association of Washington State

Online at www.firstgiving.com/sbaws

Or send a check noting “Walk to the Light” to:

Spina Bifida Association of Washington State

2128 N. Pines Road, Suite 17-3

Spokane, WA  99206

March 18 - April 5, 2010

Don was born in Columbus, Ohio on January 4th, 1936 in the middle of a snow storm.  He was number four of eight children.  He dropped out of high school to join the US Marine Corps in 1954.    


After leaving the Marines in January, 1957 he completed 3 years of high school and 4 years of college in 4 years, receiving his high school diploma in 1959, and his Bachelor of Theology Degree (cum laude) in 1961.

Don lives in Auburn, WA.  He is a Christian author, former school teacher, pastor, volunteer firefighter, and truck driver.  

After 28 years of service with Darigold Inc. he retired in 1994 to devote his time to writing.

He and his lovely wife Loretta have been married since 1983.  Don says of her, “She’s such a game soul and a real sport!  I’m a hard man to love, but she makes it look so easy.”

Of his reason for walking, Don explains, “God has blessed me with good health, and out of gratitude I’ve tried sharing that blessing with those who are less fortunate. I'm a happy, wealthy man.  I don't possess much of this world's goods, but I do possess that which money cannot purchaseLove, Joy, and Peace!”