ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Jacob Landis is home and healing after a nearly 10,000-bike ride that raised more than $150,000 in donations toward cochlear implants.
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Landis was 180 miles shy of his goal after a passing truck clipped his shoulder. Landis was thrown from his bike and suffered a severe concussion, broken nose two small cheek bone fractures and a chipped tooth. He literally poured sweat and blood into his mission of raising awareness for the deaf community. He’s home now with a sprain wrist and bruised shoulder.
His efforts will yield cochlear implants for 15 people.
Eileen Jones, founder of the Gift of Hearing Foundation, said Landis’ ride “far exceeds what we’ve been able to do in nine years.”
Landis was welcomed home yesterday by former co-workers, family and friends at an event in Annapolis.
"The biggest thing for the kids to know is nothing can hold them back,” Landis said. To have a disability almost serves them well because they have to work harder to understand the information. If they can do that, they can do anything they want."
For those interested in finding out more about Landis's mission, go to www.JacobsRide.com .
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