Double amputee biking 3,200 miles for baby Jameson | News
A double amputee is riding his bike across the country to raise money for a Spokane boy born without arms.
A week and a half a ago, Hector Picard left Miami, FL on his bike to show support and inspire Jameson Davis and his parents, Brooke and Jim.
Jameson was born without arms and hopes to get fitted for a pair of myoelectric arms in the Fall. However, the high tech arms will cost upwards of $100,000. Picard, who had his arms amputated after a work accident in 1992, is collecting donations to pay for Jameson's arms as he rides across the country.
"I just want to show them not only is it going to be fine, but he can excel in a lot of things," Hector Picard said during a phone interview with KXLY.
"When I go out there and I ride, I don't just ride to cover space. I ride to do it as fast as I can and do it better then the people I compete with. So this little boy is going to be fine and he's going to do really well. And, I want to show the parents anything is possible," he added.
Picard plans to ride, on average, 100 miles a day. At that pace, Picard will be in Spokane July 13th. The Davis family hopes to give Picard warm welcome with people cheering along side their neighborhood street as he rolls into town.
To follow Picard's journey and donate: http://dontstopliving.org/