A hit-and-run crash almost ended a 175-mile bicycle journey for a deaf man hoping to raise awareness about cochlear implants. Twenty-four-year-old Jacob Landis will not be riding his bike into Marlins Park stadium Tuesday, where his bike ride for charity was expected to come to an end. Landis still plans to attend the event.
Landis’ charity bike ride entailed biking to every Major League Ball Park. He was on schedule to complete the 11,000 mile journey before the accident occurred on Saturday. Landis received a cochlear implant when he was 10, which allowed him to hear. He hoped to raise $1 million through the charity bike ride to assist others who cannot afford the implant. Landis began his journey in his hometown of Annapolis, Maryland. As a result of the crash on Saturday, Landis suffered a concussion as well as other injuries.
Deaf man cycling for cause injured on way to Miami, www.miamiherald.com September 23, 2013
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