Motocycle Ride Held For Child

By: Dara Rees Email
By: Dara Rees Email

One eastern Kentucky boy is not even four, but has already had to have twenty surgeries and it's not over yet.

So you can imagine the hospital bills.

The engines roared in Perry County Park all for one little boy.

“We're here for the little Hunter Stidham ride Sunday,” Kenny Miller said.

Hunter was born with multiple birth defects and has needed surgeries since his birth.

“He'll be four next week and he's had 20 surgeries so far,” Tanaya Stidham said.

Hunter gears up for another round of surgeries and tests this October in Ohio and all these riders seen are going to help make that trip a little bit easier.

The next surgery will reconstruct his bowels and urinary tract and keep Hunter in the hospital four to six weeks.

Proceeds from the ride will help Hunter's family with the financial need of doctor visits and surgeries.

One group helping the cause in the charity ride is the Appalachian Riders.

Their group helps with different charities across the area.

Hunter and his family appreciate their help and the help from the rest of the community.

Some community members that know about Hunter stopped by with donations to support the cause.

All for one special little boy.

Despite any medical problems, Hunter shows no signs of slowing down.

The Stidhams will also be selling funnel cakes at the Black Gold Festival later this month in Hazard to raise money for Hunter's upcoming surgeries.

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