Healthsouth miami hosts kickoff for BI-LATERAL amputee triathlete’s cross-country ride
Amputee cyclist travels cross-country to raise money for child born without hands
MIAMI, Fla. – HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Miami will host Hector Picard, a nationally-known bi-lateral tri-athlete, three-time Ironman and founder of Don’t Stop Living, LLC, on Friday, June 7. There will be a Meet & Greet starting at 11:30 am, followed by Food & Beverage at 12:00 pm and the Presentation, which begins at 12:30 pm. Picard, a former HealthSouth patient and native Miamian, will provide a motivational presentation about overcoming obstacles after a disability to HealthSouth administration, physicians, staff and patients as well as honored guests, including local government officials and other members of the community.
“We are excited to host Hector at our hospital,” says Elizabeth Izquierdo, Chief Executive Officer of HealthSouth Miami. “He is truly an inspiration to everyone, and he’s one of HealthSouth’s biggest success stories. We are thrilled that he is doing something so wonderful to empower others while giving hope to young Jameson.”
Picard’s arms were amputated about 21 years ago due to a work-related electrical accident, he will journey 3,200 miles across the country by bicycle to raise money for Jameson Davis, a child who was born without hands or forearms. The money raised will go towards the purchase of prosthetic arms for the young child.
In addition to his fundraising efforts for Jameson, Picard wants to raise awareness for people with disabilities and show that a person can still live life to the fullest despite disability. His journey begins in Miami and will end in Spokane, WA on July 13. Along the way, he will stop in various cities to share his story with hospital patients and community groups.
For more information on Picard and his cross-country ride, visit www.dontstopliving.org.
To RSVP to the event call: Marla Fant at (305) 259-6404 or email firstname.lastname@example.org