Man on long-distance run to raise money for cystic fibrosis rese - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Man on long-distance run to raise money for cystic fibrosis research

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -

A man on a mission could be spotted Wednesday, running in the rain along Interstate 10.

Michael Morris is making a long-distance run through Southwest Louisiana on his way to New Orleans.

He started Jan. 23 in Rosenberg, Texas, just west of Houston.

The trip is a benefit to raise money for cystic fibrosis research which took the life of Debbie Charami, a friend of his.

"I lost a friend last February to cystic fibrosis. She was 27 years old, underwent 83 surgeries in her life span. She was a fighter. She didn't let it stop her from graduating college, finishing school, having a great job, buying a car, her getting life insurance and touching many lives around her. She's still touching those lives today," Morris said.

As for all the Forrest Gump comparisons, Morris said it has actually helped him get a lot of attention for his cause.

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