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Boy completes march across country for diabetes

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CARTERVILLE -- A young boy living with Type 1 Diabetes completed his mission of walking across the country on foot, to raise awareness for diabetes.

11-year-old Noah Barnes was diagnosed with Type I Diabetes at 16 months old. He started in Key West, Florida, marched through Kentucky, Southern Illinois and Missouri, all the way to Washington. That's over 4,000 miles!

Noah and his family will officially complete the trip in Blaine, WA on December 9th, where they hope to see many faces. 

"The big one is bringing awareness for it, and also thanks to the generosity of people in America," Noah said. "We've gotten as far as we've got so people in America are awesome."

His goal through "Noah's March" is to raise awareness and funds to find a cure for diabetes. 

"We're this close to a cure and we need your help," Noah said. 

Click here for a look at when we covered Noah's journey, crossing through Saline County back in May.

Here are some photos from when I first met Noah in Atlanta back in March:

To learn more about Noah's March, click here

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