Miller family raises more than $5,000 for DAV

The Miller family is continuing to raise more than $5,000 for the Disabled American Veterans after mother nature called an end to their trip just 66 river miles short of Cairo, Ill.

The family set out on July 18 with the goal of skiing the entire length of the Ohio River in one week and used the trip as an opportunity to raise funds and awareness for the DAV.

Much of the trip the three skiers, Mark Miller and his two sons Mark Anthony, 18, and Brandon, 15, faced choppy waves turned up by wind and 88 passing barges. Mark’s wife Linda drove the boat and help out as a spotter.