Deaf Man Cycling For Cause Injured In Fla. Crash

MIAMI (AP) — A deaf man’s 175-day bicycle journey to raise awareness about cochlear implants almost ended after a hit-and-run crash on his way to Miami.

Jacob Landis won’t be able to bike Tuesday into Marlins Park Stadium, where his charity bike ride was scheduled to end. But the 24-year-old will still attend the finale party.

Landis was on schedule to complete the 11,000 mile journey to bike to every Major League Ballpark. Jacob was 10 when he received a cochlear implant that allowed him to hear. His goal was to raise $1 million to help others who can’t afford the implant.

His journey started in his hometown of Annapolis, Md. On Saturday, Landis suffered a severe concussion and other injuries in the crash.

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