The Coal Miners Underground Motorcycle Club will host a motorcycle benefit ride April 27 at the Village Center Mall, in Harlan, to help Kayla Brewer, of Closplint, and her parents, Mike and Janice, with travel, lodging and food expenses while Kayla is receiving medical treatment in Baltimore, Md.
Kayla was born with a rare birth defect in her left leg called fibular hemimelia with congenital femoral deficiency. In order to correct these defects surgery is required. Kayla will be having her third surgery on May 6 at the Sinai Hospital in Baltimore. They will be placing eight plates in her leg during this surgery. Her right leg has outgrown her left leg again and it is in her femur this time instead of her tibia.
The cost is $10 per rider or $15 per couple. Registration begins at noon and the ride will commence at 1 p.m.
The route will begin at the mall, turning onto U.S. 421 to U.S. 119 at Baxter. You will travel all the way to KY 987 at Brownings Creek. The ride will then follow KY 987 around Martins Fork Lake, turning back onto U.S. 421 at Cawood, going back to Harlan. The riders will then turn onto KY 38 ending at the clubhouse at Verda behind the 38 Market.
Chances will be sold for $1 each to win a handmade quilt, which will be given away at the end of the race. Refreshments will be served at the conclusion of the race at the clubhouse.
“Please come out and show Kayla your support,” said club president Virgil Saylor, of Coldiron. “Everyone is welcome to come out and if you don’t ride, that’s fine, you can still come out and show your support. This family is in need and now is the time to show you care.”
For more information, you may contact Saylor at 606-664-6899 or 606-505-0403.
Nola Sizemore may be reached at 606-909-4147 or on Twitter @Nola_hde