KENDALLVILLE, Ind. (WANE) Along Route 6 in Indiana, a man walked with a stroller full of supplies for his 30 day journey. Adam Kohr started walking form Chicago on June 15. His trip will take him 645 miles away to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
Each step Kohr makes can be explained in two simple reasons: For the love of his brother and to bring awareness to a cell disease many are not familiar with.
Kohr’s brother, Andy, was diagnosed with Mitochondrial Myopathy when he was a teenager. As Kohr’s website explains, Mitochondria are part of every cell. It produces the energy we need to function. However, with this cell disease, food and oxygen can’t be converted into energy, making it harder for organs like the heart and lungs to work.
Kohr hopes to raise funds to help his brother pay his medical bills. A portion of the funds will also go to United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation.
He plans to complete the walk in 30 days.
To learn more about Kohr’s journey, click here.
To donate to Kohr’s cause, click here.