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2011 Scott’s Ride for Miracles Video

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Post Ride Wrap Up (Vernon Griggs)

I want to thank Scott Ressmeyer for the invitation to be a Miracle Rider. I can truly say this was an A-plus trip of a lifetime. I want to thank all of the other riders for a fantastic journey. I made some good friends on this trip and good friends have become my brothers for life. I will always remeber this trip of sight seeing all 48 states – plus extra states – and the hospitals that we visited, the kids we saw and the patients we met. I thank my BABYDOLL and my business partner, Ted Golden, for giving me the go ahead and all of the family and friends that supported me spirtually and financially. Everybody keeps asking me if I will do it again, and my answer is YES, in a heartbeat. This trip of a lifetime was a great experience for me to see so many things in the USA. So many things were just like you would see on a post card, but I had the chance to see it in real time. There were so many people that we were blessed to see and meet, and the camaraderie I shared with 13 other guys meant that there never was a harsh word spoken between any of us. I really thought my journey had ended in Dubuque, Ia after the engine broke on my bike, but the other riders and Karen at CMN had worked out the plan for me to continue on the trip. I am so ever deep in ya’lls debt for the help and support from all of ya’ll. I am truly blessed to be among this group of people.

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Welcome Home Riders!

The 2011 Miracle Riders are home! They arrived in Uptown Columbus during the Friday Night Concert after riding along the Riverwalk with over 100 local riders who joined them for the last leg of their journey. Over 300 people welcomed our 14 Miracle Riders back home, and Councilman Skip Henderson and Police Chief Ricky Boren offered the first official welcomes. Lance Duke, President and CEO of The Medical Center, thanked the riders for their commitment to the children in our community, and members of Cessna C.U.F.F. and Neonatology Associates of Columbus represented the sponsors in presenting a check to Children’s Miracle Network at The Medical Center for $118,300! Rick Stenson with the Blue Knights also presented a check on behalf of the Miracle Riders for $4,400. Donations from the evening totaled over $2,300, which brought the entire total for the 2011 Scott’s Ride for Miracles to over $125,000! A special video tribute was shown that both summarized the adventures on the road and thanked the riders for helping the sick and injured children treated at The Medical Center.

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Pictures from May 26

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Day 21 (Mike Hamby)

Wow! The last day to ride. And it looks as though it’s going to be wet. I haven’t blogged much this trip. I guess I felt like the new guys would do it.

As always it never ceases to amaze me how generous people are in this country of ours. They will give you the shirt off of their backs if you ask. And they are blown away when we tell them what we are doing. They can’t believe we would ride for three weeks for a charity. CMN may not be the most recognizable children’s charity, but if we had any effect at all it was to bring awareness to CMN and the plight of children whose parents cannot afford to pay for their care.