We’ve all heard about Jacob getting clipped by a truck (hit and run), just 180 miles short of his final stop in the 11,000 mile tour to raise funds for cochlear implant charities. From Jacob’s Ride:
Here’s what you can do:
- Donate. And if you’ve already donated, do it again!
- Share today’s news. Everybody we’ve spoken with today has asked how to donate.
- If you have a Jacob’s Ride T-shirt, wear it! And tell everybody about Jacob.
Jacob Landis has been bicycling all spring and summer to every MLB ballpark to raise money for cochlear implant charities. After nearly 11,000 miles, a chase van that died, and 180 miles short of his final stop, he posts:
“Got hit by a tractor trailor’s mirror tonight less than 4 miles to the end of the ride. Concussion and a pretty bad left arm. I am only 180 miles from the last stop in Miami but cant finish the ride because of the arm. Spent a while in the ER.”
Link to this page on FB, share it, spread the word. Contribute if you haven’t already, or again if you have! Let’s all help him ride a wave of support into Miami!
Jacob Landis, a cochlear implant recipient at age 10, is combining his loves of baseball, bicycling, and cochlear implant advocacy to raise one million dollars for cochlear implant charities this summer.
Jacob will bicycle around North America this summer stopping at all 30 Major League Baseball stadiums, raising cochlear implant awareness at the same time as he raises funds. You can join Jacob at a game, or ride part of the route with him! He has already accrued an impressive list of corporate sponsors in addition to private donations.
Congratulations in advance to Jacob! You’ve already achieved a tremendous amount before you even get on your bike for the first leg!