Amputee cycling to Spokane fundraiser for toddler’s prosthetics

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on July 3, 2013 at 1:06 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jul 3 at 7:01 PM

SPOKANE, Wash. -- A man without arms is crossing the country on a bicycle tour to raise money for a Spokane boy born without hands or forearms.

Hector Picard lost his arms after being electrocuted in 1992 in Florida and is now a triathlete. He is biking 3,200 miles from Miami to Washington to help pay for prosthetic arms for 1-year-old Jameson Davis of Spokane.

Picard is expected to arrive in Spokane on July 13th.

A fundraiser will be held at Prospectors Bar & Grill once Picard arrives in Spokane. Organizers said the fundraiser will include silent and live auctions, discounted food and drinks, a bike raffle for a Trek 7.3 FX bike and a brief moment for Hector to speak. 

Picard and the organizers are trying to raise $32,000.

The money will help pay for prosthetics for Davis as he grows according to event planners.  They said the prosthetics that he needs cost between $50,000 and $100,000. The Davis family has health insurance but organizers said it only covers part of the cost.

Davis suffers from bilateral transradial congenital amputation.

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