Motorcycle Ride to Benefit Unity Family
The Unity community is rallying together to help a family that’s run into trouble away from home.There’s a motorcyle ride Saturday and a benefit supper Sunday.Meghan Hayward has the story.Dan McCormick and his wife Alicia are well liked in the Unity community, their friends have come to their aid in a time of need.”He was on his way home from work in Charlotte, North Carolina and he collapsed in the airport there. They rushed him to a local hospital.”Doctors found two aneurysms, one was ruptured and they had to operate. The other is being treated with antibiotics.The McCormick’s have six children, 18-year-old Molli just started cosmetology school and has stepped up to the plate while her parents are away.”It’s been hard having them away and having everything crash. Everybody doing everything they can is really awesome.”Dan had been in ICU until earlier this week but the best news was when everyone found out he will return home Sunday.”Awesome. I can’t wait for him to come home.”Both Dan and Alicia enjoy riding their motorcycle, which is how the benefit ride came to be.”They’re out on the bike anytime they can be. Whenever they have a free moment they like to be on the motorcycle.”Molli will be riding on the lead bike in Saturday’s ride, something she’s a little nervous about.”I’m terrified of bikes, but I’m willing to do this for Dad to get on Craig’s bike and go on the ride.”Members of the community say they’ll keep helping the McCormick’s until they don’t need it anymore.”I can honestly say it’s brought tears to my eyes multiple times to see the amount of donations, the amount of help.”Folks are asked to meet at Ingraham Equipment in Knox Saturday for the bike ride.Registration starts at 9:30 and the bikers will take off at 10:30.There will also be a benefit pasta dinner Sunday at Mount View High School in Thorndike.The dinner starts at 4:30 and is $6 for adults and $4 for children.