Quite the sight at a Sioux City hospital on Friday. Some rough and tough looking guys showed up to say hi to the hospital's smallest patients.
Scott's Ride for Miracles is a charity group of Harley-Davidson riders out of Georgia. Each year, they hop on their bikes to spread awareness and raise money for the Children's Miracle Network. They were at Sioux City's UnityPoint Health - St. Lukes on Friday, visiting the pint-sized patients in the NICU.
The Miracle Riders left for their 21 day trip across the country on May 2nd, stopping at three CMN hospitals along the way.
"Just when you think you're really tired and you stop in a place like this and go through the hospital and get to see some of the kids. You know, you get back on your bike and say, you know it's really worth the miles that we're putting in," said miracle rider, Scott Ressmeyer.
The group raises money through donations. So far, Scott's Ride for Miracles has raised more than $650,000 for the Children's Miracle Network.
"On the handle bar of my bike, I have one of the little blood pressure cuffs that one of the babies wear; and when I get tired and when I'm hurting, I just look at that and I think about what they're going through," said miracle rider, Ronnie Wilson. "And it makes what I'm going through a lot easier."
It's day 14 of the trip with 24 states left to go. Right now, the riders are on their way to Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
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