Hi, my name is Cheech and I am fundraising for Leo Rodgers. The week before Christmas 2022 our friend, Leo Rodgers, was hit by an SUV while riding his bicycle in Miami. He is currently in hospital with a broken neck. As I am writing this he is just gaining some feeling in one of his hands and one arm. It is still uncertain whether Leo will regain feeling and movement in his lower body.
For those of you who don't know Leo, he was in a terrible motorcycle accident about a decade ago that left him with one leg. He was very lucky to survive. Leo being Leo, made the most of his new life with one leg. He dubbed himself "The Black Flamingo". Leo found an outlet in bicycles and has been the laughter and light in cycling communities across the country, from Tampa to Costa Mesa, and countless places in between. He used his platform to fundraise and provide bicycles for children living in underprivileged communities. He wanted to share the life-changing magic of bikes with others, including his 6-yr old son, Junior. It is hard to put into words the impact Leo has made in the cycling community. He is a precence that brings a smile to your face.
We are hoping this money will help support him and his family on this long road to recovery. Let's show Leo he is not alone during this hard time!