CHINA - By Megan Dillard - He's a Vietnam veteran, a Guinness record holder, and he's on the move.
KFDM met up with a man who is pushing a rickshaw across the country from California to Florida.
59-year-old Allie Stevens says this is his third attempt to set the Guinness record for the "longest walking rickshaw" in the world.
He says he enjoys not having many bills and living life on the road.
Stevens also explains why this journey is worth the walk.
"Start a new life, start an adventure, do something positive for the country."
He's pitching a tent.
But this is not a campground.
It's off the road on the side of Highway 90 in China.
Allie Stevens didn't get here in a car.
He's pushing a 400-hundred pound rickshaw, fully loaded with his best friend Roxy, signs and flags from all his stops along the way, hot pink boxing gloves that remind him of one reason why he's walking.
"I found out in September that she was actually passing away from cancer, and she died October 5th."
Stevens lost both his daughter and his wife to the disease.
"I'm not sad about it because it's a lesson that needs to be learned throughout the world. We can fight this. Stay positive and put God first."
And with one foot in front of the other, he says his journey is not only about cancer awareness.
His mission is also to meet the many faces of America.
"I stop at every little town along the way and get to know the people."
People like Angie Schade who runs the Diamond S Diner in China.
"I really hope he does what he says and comes back and lets us know that he's okay on the way back!"
Stevens says it's not easy, but walking was his only choice of transportation.
"Oh you see so much good stuff when you're walking. I see bugs I've never seen before. Animals I've never seen before."
Stevens say he's not on a schedule.
He started this trip just over three years ago.
"This is for the country. This is not about me. I'm just what God's using to do this. It's about the people, it's about you, it's about everybody here and how wonderful we are."
Walking by day; camping by night.
"Every night, it's like my home sweet home man."
This is how Allie Stevens hopes he's inspiring others.
Stevens will make his way through Beaumont next week.
You can track him and learn more about his journey on his website. www.rickshawroadtrip.com