'Cowboy for a Cure' arrives in Knoxville

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT)-- One man and two horses from California are on their way to New York City in hopes to raise money and awareness for a rare diseases.

Guillain-Barré (Ghee-yan Bah-ray) Syndrome is an inflammatory disorder of the peripheral nerves outside the brain and spinal cord. It causes paralysis and since it's so rare many people have never heard of it.

Therefore, Johnny Warnshuis hopped on his horse and started a long journey from California to New York City.

It's been 13 months since Johnny started out and he's traveled a total of 3,400 miles.

Along the way he has relied on the generosity of the American people and he's found that the south has been the most hospitable.

While he's raising awareness for Guillain-Barré he's also picked up a few other charities to help out along the way; all he's asking is for your support.

Visit his website at the bottom of the page and you'll learn more about his journey. You can also find out more information about the different charities he's supporting.

If all goes well, the "Cowboy for a Cure" will be in New York City by the end of July!


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