A milestone worthy of our attention

And so it happens, one step at a time. Over and over again. Until one day David Anderson of Loyalsock Township reached a milestone — he had run 10,000 miles.

In 2015, Anderson recorded 826 miles. After that, he just kept running, including 5Ks and a marathon in Harrisburg. He says he runs for the love of running and has no intention of stopping now.

Instead, he’s looking ahead to another marathon, this one in October in Gettysburg.

And he would really like to raise funds and awareness about autism.

That’s because he is autistic.

“David has accomplished so many things so far in his life that we never thought possible,” his mother Elizabeth Anderson told the Sun-Gazette, sharing that he was a twin whose umbilical cord was tied in a knot. He was born three pounds lighter than his twin.

Yet it has not stopped him. Anderson has grown into a young man who can live on his own, drive and keep a productive job, all goals that any parent would want for their children.

The fact that he has set his sights beyond those basics makes him all the more remarkable, in our view.

So keep on running, David. We’re here to cheer you on!


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