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Man walks across the country for stroke awareness

POPLAR BLUFF, MO (KAIT)  - One man is walking across the country by himself after four stroke to raise awareness.

For the past three days, Mycle Brandy has been walking in southeast Missouri, and he's walking to tell people to go out and live instead of staying in doors to sit and watch television.

In 1988, Brandy almost lost his life to a stroke at the age of 37, and that was just the first of four.

You may wonder why a man who's suffered a stroke is walking across the country, but Brandy says he's feeling good now, and is walking across the country to give hope to stroke patients.

This trip has taken him through California, Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and now Missouri, which he says has been his favorite state to date.

Brandy has walked through eleven pairs of shoes, and his feet hurt every day, but he say it's been an inspirational trip—not only for the stroke patients he meets, but for him as well.

Brandy expects to make it to Washington by October.

If you wish to donate to Brandy's cause, click here.

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