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More than 60 motorcyclists took a ride through Lafayette to honor Graham Russell, 4.

Posted: Jun 8, 2019 7:57 PM
Updated: Jun 8, 2019 11:46 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — More than 60 motorcyclists took a ride through Lafayette to honor Graham Russell, 4.

Graham was born with half a heart and he's missing the half that pumps blood to the lungs.

A local chapter of the national motorcycle organization Pipe Hitters heard about his condition. They decided to create "Graham's Heart Warrior Ride" to help offset his medical expenses.

Each rider paid $20 to $25 to register. Graham's father, Brock Russell said the motorcycle group found his family. He believes it's all a blessing.

“Really just God's goodness that he's still here with us,” said Russell. “He's been through eight surgeries, four open heart surgeries so truly it's a total God thing that we're here today and that Graham's here with us today.”

The riders rode from Nine Irish Brothers on State Road 38 to Hunter's Moon Harley-Davidson in Lafayette.

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