Congratulations and Thank You to Buzz Vickery who completed his quest of completing a significant cycling challenge and raising money for the expansion of the NICU at the same time. On Saturday, January 4, Buzz hopped on a stationary bike, and completed a Sufferlandrian Knighthood challenge, which took 11 1/2 hours. Buzz is one of a handful of riders from around the world to finish this endurance event.
The reason Buzz turned the event into a fund raiser for the NICU expansion is personal. In 2011, his son, Jack, was born 13-weeks premature. The baby spent 54 days in the NICU at Kadlec.
"His heart stopped beating," said Buzz. "He stopped breathing more times than I could count. But thanks to the great medical team, he made amazing strides and is a healthy 2 year old today. This is my way to repay that debt."
In addition to the support he received for his biking, Buzz created a silent auction that raised additional funds. Initially, Buzz set a goal to raise $1,000. "The response has been so good that I have had to raise the goal," he said.
To date, he has collected over $3,500 for the NICU expansion. Thank you Buzz for your support! There is still time to participate in this fundraising effort. For more information, visit Buzz's page here.