This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. — Nearly 1 in 59 children will be diagnosed with autism in the United States, according to the CDC. One metro man is planning a five month hike across the Appalachian Trail in honor of his brother. With every mile, he hopes to raise money for local charities specializing in special needs. Two years ago, Eliot Huffman came up with the idea to start the non-profit “A Walk for Sam” inspired by his brother. “Sam is my younger brother diagnosed with low functioning form of autism.” Huffman said. “He is a great kid and a blessing in so many peoples lives.” click on the link here.