Friday, March 23, 2012

Florida Man Walking to Washington for Autism

Troy Blevins strides up U.S. 1 with a purpose.
The Florida resident is walking to Washington, D.C., hoping to raise awareness of autism. He began his 760-mile trek, which he calls “My House to the White House,” at his home in St. Augustine, Fla., in mid-February. He tries to walk 18 to 20 miles each day, and hopes to arrive at his destination April 5.
“We are hoping to make an impact,” Blevins said by cellphone as he walked through Moore County Wednesday. He is walking on behalf of Project Autism of St. Johns Inc. April is Autism Awareness Month.
Blevins and his wife, Gina, — have two sons, Blake, 11, and Ty, 9. Both have autism.
Along the way, Blevins is speaking with local groups, schools, media and individuals. He stresses the importance of early diagnosis and treatment of autism.

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