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Florida Child Marching Across The Country With Hopes Of Curing Diabetes

Noah Barnes. Photo by Crystal Chavez.

A 10 year old from Jupiter is trekking through Orlando Friday as part of a march across the country. Noah Barnes is walking from sea to shining sea to raise money for diabetes research.

It’s personal for Barnes who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at 16 months old. He said he started out at Florida’s southernmost tip, Key West…the destination is Blain, Washington.

“I have a mission and purpose and that is to cure diabetes,” said Barnes.

His mom said he’s averaging 17 miles a day. Barnes has raised $3,000 so far for the University of Florida Diabetes Institute.

The Barnes family hopes to finish the cross country trip by October 28th.

You can follow Noah’s journey here.

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