Ohio cancer survivor stops in Dayton during cross-country charity walk

Miami Valley News

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – An Ohio cancer survivor walking across the country to raise $300,000 money for pediatric cancer patients will be making a stop in Dayton this week .

Cody O’Connor, from Cincinnati, battled Ewing’s Sarcoma at age 14, had his right fibula removed and was told he would never walk normal again, according to a release. During his 45-month “Walk for Hope” cross-country journey from New York to Los Angeles, O’Connor is hoping to demonstrate the importance of never giving up.

The 25-year-old will be in Dayton by Thursday, according to O’Connor’s spokesperson. Since starting his walk on June 17, O’Connor has walked approximately 451 miles, averaging around 20 miles per day.

In 2018, O`Connor founded the nonprofit “Champions Do Overcome” for families of children with cancer. For more information, visit www.championsdoovercome.org or its Facebook page.

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