KENNEWICK, Wash-- Fifty motorcycle riders strapped on their helmets despite hot temperatures all for a good cause. They rode from Columbia Park to Hermiston in efforts to raise money for Bechtel engineer, Paul Kelly, who is battling a flesh-eating bacteria.
This rare condition destroys skin and muscle tissue and so far, Kelly has had his left forearm and much of his right calf amputated.
"It's one of those stories where bad stuff happens to good people and we just want to show him our support and let him know we love him," said David Reitz, friend of Paul Kelly.
The American Legion Pasco Chapter raised $1,000 by selling ride pins to Bechtel employees and members of the community. Paul Kelly is currently undergoing skin graphs and many months of physical therapy.