Bike Race and 5-K event held for quadriplegic who rescued dog

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Posted on April 26, 2012 at 10:31 AM

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WWL-TV first met Scott Hoppmeyer in August 2010. At that time, he stepped up to adopt Gracie, a young pit bull that was rescued from the 17th Street Canal.

In September 2011, life changed drastically for Hoppmeyer. He had to surrender care of Gracie after breaking his neck while riding his bike training for a duathalon.

Scott is a quadriplegic and is learning to live life in a new way.

The Bayou Country Cyclists are raising money for Scott and his care with its Spring Bicycle Ride, 5-K and Kids Obstacle Course in Thibodaux.

Event organizers Matt Trahan and Toby Hubbell were in the studio Thursday with more information.

The Spring Bicycle Ride and 5-K is Sunday at Peltier Park. Race day registration begins at 6 a.m. and everything kicks off with the run at 7 a.m.The event benefits Hoppmeyer and the Southeast Spinal Cord Injury Fund. For more information, visit http://www.bccbike.org/.

Gracie is still up for adoption. She is being kept at Zeus' Place on Freret Street. For more on how you can adopt her, call 304-4718, visit zeusplace.com or e-mail info@zeusplace.com.

 

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