By Erica Rush, KCBY News
NORTH BEND, Ore. -For years, one family has counted on the Shriner's Children Hospital to care for their three children during their time of need. Now in good health, they're riding coast to coast on bicycle, racing to raise funds for more children and their families.
It's a 3,333 mile trek.. that all starts here at Horsefall Beach in North Bend. On Friday, the White family gathered with friends, as they shared their story of adopting three children, all with various medical problems, that were treated by the Shriner's Hospital.
Following behind her husband Willard and their family friend, Skyler Zeschek in their vehicle, Laura White says they hope this trip will raise not only funds, but also awareness for the Shriner's, whom she says has given so much to them.
"They all 3 have had many miracles happen, which we give credit to the Shriner's Children Hospital and also to many prayers that have been offered in their behalf," said White. She adds, "We just feel like they've done so much for us and there's so many children out there that need their help, that we hope that our story can inspire others and give them hope."
The White family is now on their way to Coney Island, New York. They plan to make several stops along the way and host more informational meetings. But before they peddled away Friday, several local Shriner's Members were there to see them off and offered the first donations of the journey.
If you'd like to track their trip, learn more about their story, or make a donation, you can go follow this link to their personal blog, www.inspirationroad.com