Double amputee biker crossing Wyo. on fundraiser

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - A boy born without hands or forearms is learning a lesson in reaching out _ from a man who knows what paying it forward is all about.

Hector Picard lost his arms after an electric shock in Florida in 1992. Through rehabilitation, he overcame his injuries and depression to become a triathlete.

Now, he's biking from Miami to Washington to raise money to help pay for prosthetic arms for 1-year-old Jameson Davis of Spokane.

This week, Wyoming residents are getting a chance to see Picard, who tells the Casper Star-Tribune that prosthetic arms cost some $35,000 and that Jameson will need to replace them often as he grows.

Picard will visit Riverton and Grand Teton National Park before heading into Idaho Saturday.

He plans to arrive in Spokane July 13.


Information from: Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune,

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