Here's an inspiring story from the Livingston Daily Press & Argus of Howell. A 67-year-old Michigan native will be riding a horse for approximately 2,200 miles from Washington to Howell, Michigan to attend his class reunion in August. Vern Herrst started his trip on Friday in Methow Valley, Washington. He plans to travel through Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin. After conquering those five states, Herrst will then take on the Mighty Mackinac Bridge.

This is a very special trip for Herstt. He has battled myeloproliferative disease which is a blood disorder that is similar to leukemia and he is using this trip as a fundraiser to support the agencies that helped him in his fight against the disease. Herstt hopes to raise at least a $1 per mile that will then be donated to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Washington/Alaska Chapter.

To read more about his story and to help with a donation, click here.