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Amputees Across America Ride 3,500 Miles

By: Blaine Tolison Email
By: Blaine Tolison Email

They stopped at Tallahassee's Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital this morning to lift the hearts and spirits of others in recovery. Some of the patients share the similar pains the actual riders once experienced.

One of the riders we spoke to was Abel. Abel and the other riders say it's a perfectly suiting name to show others that they are able.

Abel Cruz said, "Just because we're disabled doesn't mean we are unable. We still can do everything that we did before, we just might be a little slower, might have to figure out how to do it a little differently then we did before, but it can all be done."

The riders spoke with the patients individually sharing stories and giving encouragement. After the bike ride, the riders will skydive 10 miles, dedicating five jumps to notable amputees they meet.


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