TAMPA - The man known as Mr. Diabetes, nearing the end of an epic walk, will hit the 10,000th mile today as he works his way through Tampa on the final miles of a journey literally around the country.

Andy Mandell's goal is to walk the perimeter of the continental United States, a trek that has stretched over eight years, worn out 24 pairs of shoes and passed through 33 states.

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This is an amazing accomplishment! Ten thousand miles and 76,000 people. Thanks for the link Manny.
Hi MANNY, you don't know how I felt when I saw the article about te diabetes walker reaching 10.000 miles in Tampa,because on his round trip, in 2005,nearing the CANADIAN border,in fact BUFFALO, I for a few years followed his trip and said meet me in TORONTO and I a couple of surprises for him . Check out www.defeatdiabetes.org and MR.DIABETES DIARY, AND SEPTEMBER 2005 Update and you will a picture of THE AMIGOS, I am the little guy on the LION'S jacquet.Andy and I have tlked frequently on his journey, I said that if I am alive, would like to meet him in FLORIDA and dip our feet in the area he started.on DECEMBER 21 2008.At 91 years and things are tough for me with personal issues and told ANDY, I hope to make in person ori in spirit. Visiting the BANTING HOMESTEAD in ALLISTON was a Canadian bonus. Keep in touch because more remarkable things are happening in the diabetes awareness prevention project. AMIGO clarence.haynes@sympatico.ca




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