Donate to Join the Fun! Ride Starts June 19 at 8 a.m. EDT
PEMBROKE PINES, Fla.—On June 19 at 7 a.m., Jim Sayih will kick off an epic indoor bike ride to show support and raise funds for a special cause in Pembroke Pines: his son, Michael Sayih, who was born two months premature and lives with brain damage. Throughout the epic ride, Jim and Michael are seeking donations to a nonprofit fundraising campaign to help Michael secure a new electric wheelchair.
Doctors claimed Michael would never live a normal life, as father and local police officer Jim Sayih explains on Michael’s fundraising page. Michael has defied the odds, pursuing a variety of therapies on an ongoing basis to help with his capabilities and mobility. Today, Michael is 28 and has a litany of accomplishments behind him, including being a high school grad, a Community on Patrol Academy grad, a police department volunteer, and a volunteer and fundraiser for a variety of nonprofit causes like Best Buddies and Make a Wish. Whenever Michael’s mobility makes it challenging for him to participate and engage with his community, Jim becomes his source of movement, powering Michael’s mobility by walking, biking, or running behind him. “I am his wheels,” he explained. Jim’s epic 24-hour indoor bike ride kicks off at 7 a.m. EDT on Saturday, June 19 and lasts through Sunday, June 20. Jim’s bike will be attached to a Trainer which keeps the Bike stationary. He will ride 15 laps of 90 minutes each with a five-minute break in between.
See the event flyer: https://events.helphopelive.org/event/5218/signup/
Donations are welcome before, during, or after the event at: https://helphopelive.org/campaign/5338/
Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law, and all funds raised will be managed by the nonprofit to cover verified medical and related expenses. Help Hope Live verifies medical and financial need for every patient.
Help Hope Live is a national nonprofit that specializes in engaging communities in secure, taxdeductible fundraising campaigns for people who need a transplant or are affected by a catastrophic injury or illness. Since 1983, campaigns organized by Help Hope Live have raised over $145 million to pay patient expenses.