Jimmy Wayne tells story on TV special
Saturday, December 4, 2010
– Jimmy Wayne will participate in a TV special this month focusing on foster care adoption.
The 12th annual A Home for the Holidays, a new hour-long entertainment special to be broadcast Wednesday, Dec. 22 at 8 p.m. eastern/Pacific on CBS. Performers include Melissa Etheridge, Maroon 5, Ricky Martin and Nelly. The show will open with a performance by Katy Perry.
The hosts of "The Talk," Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Holly Robinson Peete, Leah Remini and Marissa Jaret Winokur and actress Mira Sorvino ("Mighty Aphrodite") will be among the talent set to present.
The special will tell stories about foster care adoption to raise awareness about the issue.
Wayne's story will be part of the show. He was abandoned at a bus station when he was 13 years old and shuffled through 12 schools and more than 8 foster placements before he met Russell and Bea Costner, a couple in their 70s who opened their home. "I was 16 years old, and that family changed my whole life, every cell in my body. I wouldn't be who I am today if it weren't for them." Wayne graduated from college and soon signed his first recording contract.
Earlier this year, Wayne launched the Meet Me Halfway project with his seven-month walk halfway across America to raise awareness about foster care.
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