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Florida Child Marching Across Country To Find Diabetes Cure

Noah Barnes is walking from Key West to the northwestern tip of Washington state.
Noah Barnes is walking from Key West to the northwestern tip of Washington state.

A10-year old boy from Jupiter is trekking through Orlando on Friday as part of a march across the country. Noah Barnes is walking coast to coast 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 Blaine, 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

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

You can follow Noah’s journey .

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