Stilt walker trekking around Michigan for charity

Sauter plans to trek 400 miles across his home state during the next month as part of an effort to raise money for the United Cerebral Palsy of Michigan nonprofit.

Stilt walker Neil Sauter walks along the road in Ann Arbor Township, Mich., on Friday, April 12, 2013. Sauter plans to stilt-walk 400 miles around Michigan to raise money for the United Cerebral Palsy of Michigan nonprofit. His trek began Friday in nearby Ann Arbor. (AP Photo/Mike Householder)

ANN ARBOR TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Neil Sauter (SAW'-ter) walks 9 feet off the ground. But he's more concerned with distance than height these days.

Sauter plans to trek 400 miles across his home state during the next month as part of an effort to raise money for the United Cerebral Palsy of Michigan nonprofit.

The 29-year-old Deerfield resident has mild cerebral palsy.

His "Walk for No Limits" kicked off April 12 in Ann Arbor. His journey is scheduled to end May 19, not far from his southern Michigan home.

Five years ago, Sauter stilt-walked 830 miles across the state and raised about $85,000 in the process. This time, he's looking to walk less and raise more.

Sauter says that when he looks back, he's "going to be really proud of these trips."

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