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Miracle Riders offer words of encouragement to young man recovering from cancer

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Scott Ressmeyer and the Miracle Riders are offering words of encouragement to a young man as he recovers from cancer. 

The Riders hopped on their bikes and stopped by the home of Andrew Wade on Thursday evening. The 15-year-old was diagnosed with a rare form of childhood cancer two years ago. He's cancer free now, but recently had a setback after he broke his left leg during physical therapy. 

The Riders brought gifts as Andrew and his family had a pizza party in the backyard. Andrew says he's touched by all the support he's received from the Miracle Riders.

"It's nice that people do stuff," Andrew said. "Nobody really notices stuff like this until it happens to them. I didn't know what cancer was or anything until it happened to me. I didn't know how bad it was. It's nice to see people like this doing things for people like us."

Andrew also said it's important to stay positive when fighting any kind of health problem.

The Miracle Riders recently returned from a cross-country journey that raised money to help local children with medical costs and lifesaving care. Ressmeyer set a goal to raise a million dollars for the Children's Miracle Network.  

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