Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, social distancing and other safety protocols have prevented in-person visits from family and friends at assisted living facilities. Visits are now done through an open window or through the use of video chats.

Corey Cappelloni is a long-distance runner from Washington D.C. and he is currently on an ultra-special journey to visit his grandmother.

Cappelloni started his attempt to run seven ultramarathons in just as many days (220-miles total) between his home in Washington, D.C., and Scranton, where he’ll see his nana through the window of the assisted living facility where she lives.

He said he is doing this mostly to see his grandmother, but also to raise the spirits of all those in homes. Cappelloni wants to thank all the caregivers of our elderly and raise awareness for their needs and heroic front line efforts.

Since the start of the pandemic, residents of nursing homes have faced increasing isolation as social distancing and other safety precautions prevent in-person visits from family members, friends, and volunteers.

Corey is also raising money for the nonprofit organization where his grandmother lives. His goal is to raise $100 for every mile of the 220-mile journey. You can follow his journey here.