Iowa man’s running routes honor young cancer patients

National & World News

CENTERVILLE, Iowa (KELO) – An Iowa man is using artificial intelligence to highlight children who are fighting cancer.

Rik Zortman, who is also known as a human Etch a Sketch, runs with his phone GPS. But his GPS does not choose his routes.

Instead, he uses his device to run a pattern that will eventually spell out the name of a child battling cancer.

Zortman says he runs the extra miles in honor of his son, who was only three years old when he died from cancer in 2009.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Continuing The Conversation
See Full Weather Forecast

Trending Stories

Don't Miss!

More Don't Miss


 

More Contests