Blind runner looking for guides in Butte

David Kuhn will be running blind in Butte this week.

Kuhn, who lost his vision because of an accident with a drunk driver, is running around the country. The Illinois man is running to support his 12-year-old granddaughter, who has cystic fibrosis.

The 62-year-old grandpa needs guide runners to help him find his way through the Mining City.

Kuhn’s goal is to run 20 miles in Butte each day he is in town this week. Overall, his goal is to run around the country.

Last month Kuhn started a 11,000-mile run from Myrtle Edwards Park in Seattle. He will be running around the perimeter of the United States to raise funds for the fight against cystic fibrosis.

He is trying to raise half a million dollars to save the life of his granddaughter and others who suffer with cystic fibrosis.

Kuhn, who will arrive in Butte on Monday afternoon, needs people to run or walk with him any distance or amount of time. Guide runners will hold onto a rope that Kuhn also holds onto. The route can be decided by the guide.

If there’s not enough runners to accompany him for 20 miles, he will need people to drive him to and from the track so he can run.

Runners interested in guiding Kuhn are asked to email blindgrandparuns@gmail.com or contact Kuhn on his Facebook page.

For more on Kuhn, check out his his blog.



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