Motorcyclists plan benefit for baby

Shawn Hardy
A fundraiser for Abel Lindsey, who was born prematurely with a number of medical problems, is planned by Greencastle American Legion Riders Post 373 on Saturday, July 29.

A Waynesboro youngster with a host of medical issues and his family will benefit from fundraisers planned Saturday, July 29, by the American Legion Riders Post 373.

Abel Lindsay, the son of Sierra Lohan and Tyler Lindsay, was born 10 weeks prematurely by emergency Caesarian section at York Hospital on Nov. 8, 2016. He underwent his first surgery 12 hours later, then spent the first three months of his life at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore.

Abel recently underwent open heart surgery and is facing kidney surgery, possible throat reconstruction and back surgery.

He has been diagnosed with Charge Syndrome, a rare disorder involving multiple organ systems, that affects the heart, cranial nerves, breathing passages, growth and development and physical features. He has congenital heart disease, chronic lung disease and is deaf and blind.

Abel is a very calm baby who rarely cries and relaxes a lot. However, “he’s got a little attitude when you make him mad,” his mother said.

The family will be on hand for the Legion Riders fundraisers, that begin with a motorcycle ride. Registration starts at 9 a.m. at the Legion picnic grounds at 4775 Williamson Road. The ride leaves at 10 a.m. and will return at 1 p.m. The cost is $10 per rider.

The fundraiser continues with the 14th annual “Kids Benefit” Drawing beginning at 1 p.m. Gates open at noon and the afternoon includes food, refreshments and entertainment, as well as the money drawing.

For ticket information, call 717-597-9954, 717-372-7983 or 717-977-6969.