Bicyclist pedals hard for children with hearing loss, hopes to raise $1 million

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — He battled hearing loss as a child. Now one bicyclist is heading to baseball stadiums across the country to help others like him.

Jacob Landis had progressive hearing loss until he received a cochlear implant. It helped restore his hearing to near normal levels. Now as an adult, he’s hoping to raise money to help other through a project he calls “Jacob’s Ride.”

He’ll ride his bicycle more than 10,000 miles with a goal of raising $1 million to pay for other children to get the surgery. He’ll be riding to hear the crack of the bat at every Major League baseball park in America, including Kansas City.

He’ll be at Kauffman Stadium on September 2 for the Royals/Mariners game.

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