Vent Dependent Quadriplegic,Same Injury as the Late Christopher Reeve, to Take on a Bigger Role; Traveling Coast to Coast on a Motorcycle for Spinal Cord Injury Awareness

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38 year old Rick Davidson will begin the trip of a lifetime June 3, 2005. He, along with a few friends, will leave Olathe, KS on June 3 bound for New York, NY with a destination of Burbank, CA 10 days later. This trip will be accomplished with Rick riding on a specially constructed trailer towed by a donated 2003 Anniversary Edition Harley Davidson Electra Glide.

Rick Davidson was injured 17 years ago in a motorcycle accident that left him paralyzed from the chin down and relying on a ventilator to breathe for him. Beginning June 3, 2005, he will begin a Coast to Coast Motorcycle Trip for Spinal Cord Injury Awareness and Research.

The trip will be promoting bills and programs currently available to the disabled community, along with some that are waiting to be implemented. He also wants to display to the general population that having a disability is only a minor set-back in life and with the current research capabilities, his level of injury in no longer as severe.

The trip will consist of stops at Orange County Choppers, Ground Zero, Washington, D.C., the Oklahoma City National Memorial, and Burbank, CA, along with numerous others, for a total of 6,097 miles.

The trip is sponsored through the generous donations of many companies: Invacare Corporation, North Ridgeville, OH; Classic Customs, Olathe, KS; Gail’s Harley Davidson, Grandview, MO with more to be announced May 30.

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