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.