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.