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Family runs across the country to help kids with disabilities

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The running wheelchair used to push Shamus The running wheelchair used to push Shamus
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DYERSVILLE (KWWL) -

A New York family is taking a different kind of summer vacation -- they're running across the country and helping kids with disabilities along the way.

And now their generosity will help kids right here in eastern Iowa.

 The Evans family is on a journey to help disabled kids while running across the country from Seattle to New York.

Along the way, the father Shaun Evans has been pushing his 9-year-old son Shamus -- who has cerebral palsy. "He came up with the idea to run across the country...it was his idea to donate chairs to kids along the way, that's what we're doing that's what we're in the midst of right now," said Evans.

Their mission is to donate running wheelchairs to kids with disabilities with the help of the organization, 
Ainsley's Angels.

Today, they made a stop at the Field of dreams in Dyersville.

Shaun says his son is his motivation when times get tough on the road.  "There are difficult days out there, but Shamus has me trained up and ready to go for this.  Over the past couple of years, he has been my coach, and my inspiration as I train to get ready for a 32,000 mile journey on foot," he said.

The Evans family is currently in Peosta giving away a running wheelchair to the Ark Advocate, an organization located in Dubuque.

They still have 11,000 hundred miles to go and will  complete their journey in the state of New York in early September.

You can follow their journey here: 

https://www.facebook.com/Power2Push

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