NEW TOWN An honor walk for Keaton Gary Ray Rush, of New Town, will be held Sunday, starting at 8 a.m., at the east side of the Four Bears Bridge, west of New Town.
The walk is being done to honor 4-year-old Keaton, who suffered a traumatic brain injury when he was 8 months old.
It is also being held to call attention to other children with disabilities to have a life and education as all children.
Keaton Gary Ray Rush, center, is shown in this photo from the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Times, after the walk held last year honor him and other children with disabilities. A walk will also be held on Sunday. The photo includes: next to Keaton at the front left is his grandmother, Glenda Rush, who is raising him, and at front right is Harriet Goodiron of Mandaree. At the far left is Glenda Rush’s grandson, Dylan, who helps take care of Keaton.
The honor walk will be proceed across the bridge and to the Little Shell Arbor.
The walk is sponsored by Gary Rush and many others. Gary Rush, Keaton's great uncle who is an artist, is originally from New Town and now of Phoenix.
Keaton lives with his grandmother, Glenda Rush, known by many as "Cookie," of New Town. Other family members also help with his care.
Keaton's mother, Trivian Rush, died three years ago in a car accident near New Town. A memorial will be held for her at the Little Shell Arbor this weekend during the Little Shell powwow in the Four Bears Park. The powwow starts today and goes through Sunday.
Keaton attended preschool at Edwin Loe Elementary School in New Town last year. This fall he will go to Head Start in New Town.
The walk is open to everyone. T-shirts and water bottles will be given away. Fundraisers have been held to cover the costs.