Wish-A-Mile Bicyclists Travel Through Cadillac
More than 800 cyclists, on a 300 mile journey to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
The bicyclists took off from Traverse City for the Wish-A-Mile Bicycle Tour.
They are riding 100 miles a day and will end at Michigan International Speedway.
"We had some tough days but we dug in and got through it," said Mark Doyle.
Casey Doyle was 10 years old when his world turned upside down.
"We found out in January 2016 that he had a form of cancer. And so it was a long year. A lot of tears a lot of pain," he said.
He spent the next several months fighting to overcome the consuming disease.
"I just kind of looked at the bright side that I could get through it," he said.
"Lots of chemo, lots of surgery and radiation we finally got through a lot of that and the doctor said he was good to go and ready to go on a long trip," Mark said.
That trip, made possible by Make-A-Wish.
"It meant a lot to me, Somewhere that I’ve wanted to go ever since I was little.
Casey swam with pigs in the Bahamas. Now he hasn’t had any sign of cancer for a year.
"I had a big feeling I could make it through and with the extra support I knew I could do it," he said.
But support from Casey’s family didn’t stop. You’ll now find his dad among the crowds of cyclists hoping to raise 2.5 million dollars for Make-A-Wish.
"Unfortunately there’s probably no shortage of children like Casey and could use a good trip and something to get away from all the needles and pokes and appointments," he said.
"It’s pretty cool that they’re riding and making money to grant wishes for other kids like me," Casey said.
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