8:00 AM EDT, June 9, 2011
ROANOKE CO., Va.
Cycling is healing both emotionally and physically for Kenny Wingfield of Roanoke County. He has had many health struggles over the years. Wingfield was formally diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 1991, 23 years after contracting polio.
Years later, a brain tumor caused him to go deaf in his left ear, and left him without an inner ear, which greatly affects his balance.
But his illnesses haven't slowed him down. In 2002, Kenny rode from Los Angeles to Boston, over 3,000 miles by bicycle. Four years later, he embarked on a 30-day journey where he cycled from International Falls, Minnesota to New Orleans, Louisiana. Those were just two of the rides Kenny has taken in the name of finding a cure for Multiple Sclerosis.
This Saturday, June 11, Wingfield will take his final ride for M.S. when he joins nearly 500 other riders in the Blue Ridge Chapter's Tour de Vine in Charlottesville.
To sponsor Kenny, you can call the Blue Ridge Chapter office at 1-800-451-0373 or email Kenny at email@example.com.
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