Scranton native runs 220 miles to see grandmother sick with COVID-19


SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) A Scranton native finished a seven-day, 220-mile run on Friday, to bring hope to his grandmother.

Corey Cappelloni began the run on June 12th at his home in Washington D.C.

The run helped raise funds for Allied Services Skilled Nursing & Rehab Center in Scranton, where his 98-year-old grandmother, Ruth, is a resident.

He exceeded his goal of 22-thousdand dollars.

Cappelloni says he was struggling with a portion of his run near Bloomsburg and was just walking when news of his grandmother’s improved health reached him.

“I got a text saying that my gradnmother fully recovered from the coronavirus, and then Susan said I just ran into a zone and took off and I had like my fastest seven miles of the whole day. I just had so much energy from the news,” said Cappelloni.

Cappelloni met with the Allied nurses that take care of his grandmother at the Skilled Nursing and Rehab Center at Allied in Scranton.

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