TROOPER RUNS FOR DAUGHTER WV Trooper Takes On Triathlon For Diabetes Awareness
Reported by: Katy Brown
Videographer: Matt Durrett
Web Producer: Katy Brown
Reported: Sep. 26, 2012 8:51 PM EDT
Updated: Sep. 28, 2012 5:21 PM EDT
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, Clay County
, West Virginia
One West Virginia State Trooper hit the road Wednesday morning all for diabetes.
Trooper Ron Arthur is swimming, biking, and running a total of two hundred and fifty miles in three days.
Starting at Cheat Lake in Monongalia County, Arthur hopes to bring awareness to Type-1 juvenile diabetes. This became an important issue for Arthur when his 6-year-old daughter Madi was diagnosed just three months ago.
So far, Arthur has been overwhelmed by all the support from family, friends, and the community. He reminds himself that everything he does in this triathlon pales in comparison of what his daughter goes through every day.
Arthur has also worked with the family of fallen Trooper Eric Workman in raising money for research. Together they have raised more than $11,000.
The 250 mile triathlon continues through Friday, finishing in Huntington at Marshall University.
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