Runner Goes 3100 Miles For Batten Disease

Noah Coughlan's mission to raise awareness for Batten Disease:

Noah Coughlan is running coast-to-coast to raise money for a rare disease.

Coughlan's journey began in San Francisco on July 27th. He was in Omaha today to show his support for families here dealing with Batten Disease.

Batten disease is a very rare disease that affects 2,000-3,000 kids worldwide.

Coughlan joined up with local families in Gretna. They ran along side him.

He said, "I wanted to do something really big to raise awareness for something really rare. 3100 miles, 9 mountain ranges, 3 deserts, 15 states, 4 time zones and whatever mother nature has in store for me."

He will wrap up his run in Boston in November.

He runs with a baby stroller and an American flag.

For more on his efforts, go to

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