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Father and son race down the Mississippi River to help others with disabilities

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A father and son make it their mission to race down the Mississippi River.

It is all to help others with disabilities and raise awareness. Shaun Evans is running the entire length of the Mississippi while pushing his son Shamus, who is in a wheelchair and has cerebral palsy.

Shamus is very active and the goal is the run from Minnesota to Louisiana in 28 days, traveling 1,700 miles.

Evans says Shamus was the one who thought of the idea and his special wheelchair made it a reality.

The chair converts into a bike trailer and offers versatility for children with special needs. 

To follow their journey, like their Facebook page, Ainsley's Angels Power to Push.

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