One Leawood, Kansas, man set out several years ago to create a walk that raised money for juvenile diabetes. With the last two events going virtual, Hunter Johnson had to get creative with how he raised money. His idea is admittedly a GRAND one. “I actually don’t really like to run,” Johnson said. He may really hate it very soon. Johnson is running the Grand Canyon, rim to rim, in one day.Johnson started running as a hobby during the pandemic. He wanted to find a way to use that hobby to help kids fighting juvenile diabetes. His daughter has type one diabetes, an easy cause for Johnson to choose. She says it means a lot to her. Although, she hasn’t decided to join him just yet. “Not really, ha ha, probably not,” Marykate Johnson, 10, said. Johnson says running the Grand Canyon is going to be different than running these neighborhood streets. He says he’s got a strategy. He also says he won’t quit, because diabetes patients can never quit.“They don’t get any time off, you know it’s always it’s always there,” Johnson saidHe believes doing the walk better helps him understand his daughter’s perspective and struggle. So far, he’s raised more than $9,000 in support of the run.“It’ll be beautiful it’ll be incredible,” Johnson said. To donate click the link below: Marykate’s Miracle TeamJohnson will make the trek on Oct. 24.

One Leawood, Kansas, man set out several years ago to create a walk that raised money for juvenile diabetes. With the last two events going virtual, Hunter Johnson had to get creative with how he raised money. His idea is admittedly a GRAND one.

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“I actually don’t really like to run,” Johnson said.

He may really hate it very soon. Johnson is running the Grand Canyon, rim to rim, in one day.

Johnson started running as a hobby during the pandemic. He wanted to find a way to use that hobby to help kids fighting juvenile diabetes. His daughter has type one diabetes, an easy cause for Johnson to choose.

She says it means a lot to her. Although, she hasn’t decided to join him just yet.

“Not really, ha ha, probably not,” Marykate Johnson, 10, said.

Johnson says running the Grand Canyon is going to be different than running these neighborhood streets. He says he’s got a strategy. He also says he won’t quit, because diabetes patients can never quit.

“They don’t get any time off, you know it’s always it’s always there,” Johnson said

He believes doing the walk better helps him understand his daughter’s perspective and struggle. So far, he’s raised more than $9,000 in support of the run.

“It’ll be beautiful it’ll be incredible,” Johnson said.

To donate click the link below:

Marykate’s Miracle Team

Johnson will make the trek on Oct. 24.

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