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Father-son duo running length of Mississippi River for people with disabilities

Father-son duo run for Ainsley's Angels, a non-profit organization that pairs runners with people who have disabilities. (Credit: KMOV) Father-son duo run for Ainsley's Angels, a non-profit organization that pairs runners with people who have disabilities. (Credit: KMOV)
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

A father-son duo is embarking on a big journey to help people with disabilities.

Shaun Evans and his 11-year-old son, Shamus, are running the entire length of the Mississippi River.

Evans uses a special jogging wheelchair to push Shamus, who is suffering from Cerebral Palsy.

The duo started their journey earlier this month in Minnesota and on Saturday, they traveled through the St. Louis area accompanied by Shamus’s little brother, Simon.

During their journey, they’ll be giving away 20-25 running wheelchairs to families who have children with disabilities.

“People ask me ‘How do you run across America, how do you run 60 miles every single day’, there’s no doubt its Shamus’s smile that’s pulling me along,” said Evans. 

Shaun and Shamus are running for Ainsley’s Angels, a non-profit organization that pairs up runners with people who have disabilities.

The pair expects to wrap up their run in Lake Charles, La. on July 29.

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