Richard Wallrath with his wife, Patsy
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"I was personally inspired by the story of Mr. Wallrath. I felt the need to share it, in the hope that it can inspire people, not to be perfect, but to be the best they can be."
DEEP IN THE HEART is the true Texas story of Richard Wallrath, whose personal demons caused him to hit rock bottom.
After losing everything – job, family, and hope – Richard Wallrath found the strength through faith that made him realize a strong family and the love of his children were the measure of a man's success. With his sons, he went on to build a successful business and used his success to become the highest all-time individual donor to Texas 4-H and FFA (Future Farmers of America) providing educational scholarships. This is a story of finding lost faith, love of family, and ultimately redemption.
Faith brings second chances along with the opportunity to do great things. Wallrath had his second chance and made the most of it. Wallrath's story proves hope is found DEEP IN THE HEART.
DEEP IN THE HEART stars Jon Gries (Napoleon Dynamite, Taken), Elaine Hendrix (The Parent Trap, Inspector Gadget 2), DB Sweeney (The Cutting Edge, Fire In The Sky) and Val Kilmer (Top Gun, Tombstone, Batman Forever, The Saint) star in this touching true story from writers, Brian A. Hoffman (corked!) & Josh Fasulo and director Christopher Cain (Young Guns, Pure Country 1&2).
Richard Wallrath established the Richard Wallrath Educational Foundation in 2006. He has a passion for investing in the lives of 4-H and FFA students, which he believes will be the "future leaders" of our nation. Through Mr. Wallrath, this Foundation funds 142 $10,000.00 scholarships annually to High School students who are enrolled in Texas Universities. He has long had a desire to support education though purchasing "show steers" in junior steer auctions throughout the state, which include Houston, San Antonio, and Austin.
Mr. Wallrath is well known for his record achievement donations at The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo were he donated over 3.5 million alone.