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Local teenager raises money to help veterans who suffer from PTSD

'Run to Repair' raised almost $10,000 to help veterans.

Posted: Jul 17, 2018 7:15 PM

AUSTIN, Minn. — Recent Southland High School graduate Morgan Brown organized an obstacle course race, 'Run to Repair,' to raise funds for veterans with PTSD. 85 people participated in the run.

On Tuesday, her hard work was complete as she handed over a check for $4,633 to the Mower County Board. The county will spend the money on helping veterans get to and from the Veterans Affairs office and the Albert Lea Clinic for mental health appointments.

She also delivered a check to Ironwood Springs Christian Ranch for the same amount, raising $9,266 in total to help Mower County veterans.

She was inspired by her uncle, a veteran who suffers from PTSD, to organize the event. "He couldn't make it to the run, but he's very proud. I wish he could have been there, but he knows about the totals and I sent him some T-shirts so he has those for life," says Brown.

Brown will attend the University of Minnesota to study finance and marketing in the fall.

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