Bill Clinton shows us The Way

Thursday, October 6, 2011
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Last night, the Walkabout foundation partnered with Emilio Estevez for the premiere of The Way, written and directed by Estevez. The film follows a father (played by Martin Sheen, whom Estevez admitted to casting because he knew he was “cheap”) traveling by foot from France to Spain on the “Camino de Santiago de Compostella” in an attempt to get over the death of his son (Emilio Estevez) who perished on the same journey.

President Bill Clinton showed up with his daughter Chelsea after the movie to lend his support to the Walkabout Foundation, which provides all-terrain wheelchairs for paraplegics in developing countries. A friend of the founders of Walkabout, President Clinton recounted the amazing story of Luis Gonzalez-Bunster, who lost the use of his legs after a car accident at the age of 18 and went on to travel the Camino with his sister and parents—making history as the first person to make the journey using only the strength of his two arms. Martin Sheen, Emilio Estevez, Ivanka Trump, Donna Karan, Wyclef Jean all showed up to the premiere before heading over to the Mondrian Soho for the after party.



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