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13-year-old walks across Canada

Thirteen-year-old Kristopher Knowles (shown) arrived at Sir James Dunn Collegiate and Vocational School this morning to promote his cross-Canada walk.
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Thirteen-year-old Kristopher Knowles (shown) arrived at Sir James Dunn Collegiate and Vocational School this morning to promote his cross-Canada walk.

He is making a 200-community journey across Canada to raise awareness for people like him who are in need of organ transplants.

Knowles signed autographs and asked students to sign their organ-donor cards.

His walk began January 8 in Sarnia, where he was born.

Today was day 64 of his walk.

He will continue his walk through Ontario to Victoria, British Columbia. At that point he plans to fly back to Toronto and continue east to St. John's, Newfoundland.

Before arriving at Sir James Dunn, Knowles walked from Grand View Public School with an entourage of students and supporters.

To see a Sootoday.com Big Picture of his entourage, click here. (EDITOR'S NOTE: you'll need to use your browser's scroll buttons to see the full image)

Passing out organ donor cards and organizing the cross-country walk was George Marcello, who did a similar walk across the country in recent years and chose Kristopher to carry the torch for the cause.

"He is always smiling," said Marcello.

If Knowles receives his liver transplant before he finishes the cross-country walk, his brother has agreed to take over the journey.

You can show your support for Kristopher at www.kristopherswish.ca

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Kristopher will hit Elliot Lake

On Friday, March 12 Kristopher Knowles will be passing through Elliot Lake after he leaves Sault Ste. Marie.

Knowles will be starting on Hillside Drive South and continuing onto Ontario Avenue.

The public is invited to participate and meet Knowles at the Uranium Symbol at 12:45 p.m.