First Annual 'Heart Ride' for baby Andrew held today - WKRN News 2

First Annual 'Heart Ride' for baby Andrew held today

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GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. -

The first annual "Heart Ride" for baby Andrew was held Saturday.

The benefit was created to help the family of baby Andrew, a boy who was born last year with an enlarged heart.

Dozens of motorcycle riders braved chilly temperatures to support the good cause.

Motorcyclists began at the Millersville Church of Christ on 1158 Louisville Hwy in Goodlettsville at noon.

Each motorcyclist who registered was asked to make a $20 donation to help the Hagewoods with medical bills.

T-shirts for riders were sold for $5 dollars and $10 for non-riders.

Volunteers say this is the biggest event yet for baby Andrew.

Andrew has been in and out of the hospital since he was born. He is a year old now but is still fighting for his life.

Some of today's riders have even gone through similar situations, which compelled them to help out.

"I've had heart disease since I was born and I've had three surgeries. And I know how it's like to be in the hospital in all this. I know it's not a fun experience. And I'm here because I've always loved riding motorcycles," said Michaela Moore.

Although baby Andrew is doing well there is still a long journey ahead with doctor's appointments and medications needed for the rest of his life which is very costly.

The money from today's ride will help baby Andrew's family with those expensive medical costs.

The ride ended at Buffalo Wild Wings on Indian Lake Road in Hendersonville where they donated 10% of Saturday's proceeds to baby Andrew's family.

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