INDIANAPOLIS - It's a big group with even bigger hearts – and this year it drew more than 5,000 motorcyclists to Indianapolis to raise money for Riley Hospital for Children.
Motorcyclists from all over Central Indiana joined in for the annual "Miracle Ride" this weekend. Among them was Jason Curran, whose son Ethan has been at Riley since last April after being born 15 weeks premature.
"It's almost impossible to put into words the fear," Curran said. "We just did a lot of praying with my family and all my friends, and the big man upstairs brought us out the other side."
Ethan spent more than three months in the neonatal intensive care unit at Riley. There, he received lifesaving care, according to his father.
"Everybody at the hospital, from the doctors to the nurses, even down to the custodial staff, everyone there was so wonderful in helping our family get through that experience there, to support Ethan in his care," Curran said. "Not only that, but also to help our family."
Now decked out in yellow "Team Ethan" shirts, the toddler, his mom, dad and brother are serving as ambassadors for the Miracle Ride.
As part of Team Ethan, more than 40 riders raised more than $11,000 for Riley.
"We firmly believe that without the wonderful people at Riley that this guy would not be here," Curran said. "So we are here to do anything and everything we can to support the hospital, and we always will."
The annual Miracle Ride has raised more than $4.1 million for Riley Hospital for Children over the past 20 years. The event is Indiana's largest and longest-running motorcycle charity event.
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