TIRED, sore and weary Kyle Moore has passed through the 100 mile mark today in his epic “Cannabus Run” for his brother Billy.
With a 20Kg bag on his back, Kyle left Omagh on Friday morning joined by experienced local runners John McCann and Donna Owens for support as he made his way along the 28 miles to the overnight camp stop in Caledon. The following morning more runners joined a stiff and sore Kyle as he made his way through Armagh to Newry.
The support continued on Sunday to help push him on another 25 miles to Newcastle on Sunday, followed by a further 30 miles today as he reaches the outskirts of Belfast.
Carrying the weight of his wee bro Billy Caldwell on his back, Kyle is using this 12 day 300 mile event to raise awareness and funds to get Billy the treatment he needs for his life threatening intractable epilepsy.
Billy is currently in America receiving cannabis oil treatment in Los Angeles that is having a positive impact in reducing his seizures. Kyle will deliver a campaign letter to Health Minister Michelle O’Neill in Stormont when passing through Belfast on Tuesday.
Kyle has thanked all those who have run with him, taken a turn carrying the bag and thrown money into their buckets or donated online.
Kyle said, “Thank you to all the folks who have joined me along the route and keeping my spirits up. I had some laughs along the way. Your support is greatly appreciated. All the people who fed me, stopped and donated and give me moral support.
“After a long day on Friday I felt the burn on Saturday. A few lads called out and did a few miles with the rucksack to see what it was like. Thank god as I was struggling a bit. They had a lot of respect for what I was doing.
“The support I’m getting along the way for Billy is keeping me going. There are a lot of amazing souls out there. Let’s keep er lit for Billy.”
Kyle has offered an open invitation to anyone who wants to join him along the way for an hour or so and show their support.
He has also asked anyone who can offer a location each night to pitch his tent to get in touch. He will be posting daily updates on the Keep Billy Alive Facebook page where you can view his full route.
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