Disabled athlete rides to help little boy

Disabled athlete rides to help little boy

Miami cyclist Hector Picard is on a mission. It will take him 36 days and 3,200 miles from Miami, Florida to Spokane, Washington. Along the way, Picard will be fundraising for a young boy named Jameson Davis. The little boy, 1 year old, was born with no hands or forearms. Picard can relate.

Picard introduces himself this way: “I am a double arm amputee, triathlete, cyclist and motivational speaker.”

Picard lost his right arm and half of his left arm in a work-related electrical accident that also left him with second- and third-degree burns all over his body.

“I haven’t allowed these physical obstacles stop me from reaching my goals,” he said.

So on Saturday, June 8, Picard will leave Miami on his journey. He hopes he can help raise the funds for little baby Jameson’s prosthetics. He said his goal is to give Jameson the same opportunities every able-bodied child deserves.

The public is invited to a special kick-off party sponsored by HealthSouth, a rehabilitative hospital in Miami, on Friday, June 7 at 11:30 a.m. The facility is located at 20601 Old Cutler Road, Miami.

For more information, or to R.S.V.P. to the event, call 305-259-640 4 or email [email protected]. For more information about the ride, visit www.dontstopliving.com.

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