Local cycling teams riding the distance from Mexico to North Carolina for a good cause
UPDATED: Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 10:14pm
COLLEGE STATION, Tx (KWKT) — A Aggieland cycling team is tacking on a long ride to raise money to help pay for a surgery that has restored a little girl's hearing.
Marce was found when she was 3 years old living in a dilapidated house with her two sisters and no adults. When she was found, they realized she was deaf.
Marce has been living in an orphanage in Cozumel, Mexico. That is where the A&M Church of Christ cycling team first met her.
Kara Brandon a member of the A&M Church of Christ cycling team said “We go on a mission trip there, and we fell in love with Marce when we saw her. She is the sweetest little girl."
In July Marce received a cochlear implant surgery that has allowed her to hear for the first time. That is when the A&M Church of Christ cycling team created Miles for Marce.
“Miles for Marce we designed it so that we would ride the equivalent amount of distance for the distance that Marce will be traveling for her Cochlear implants” said Kara.
The ride began on Wednesday, and when they reach their completion on Friday, they will have ridden a total of 2,500 miles. They are inviting the community to come out tomorrow and ride along side them.
“Friday is a open ride from 7:30 to 5 for anybody who is interested. We want you to come out and join us" said Kara.
The group also launched a GoFundMe site for those who want to help but don’t want to ride.
Kara went on to say “We are just normal people doing normal things. People have come up to me and told me that we are doing amazing things, but I don’t really think we are doing anything amazing. I think we are just doing what needed to be done."