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Bikers Ride For Baby Andrew

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by Chris Conte

WHITE HOUSE, Tenn. - Hundreds of bikers crowded a church parking lot in Sumner County to help raise money for an 18-month-old who's seen his fair share of tough days.

Baby Andrew Hagewood received a heart transplant at just two months old, he's spent 400 days of his little life in the hospital.

"It's just incredible to see him like this now – it's just incredible," said Andrew's mom Christy.

He was born with Noonan Syndrome, which caused him to be born with an enlarged heart.

Andrew went home from the hospital for the first time last October but complications sent him back over and over again.

On Monday though, he was finally released from Vanderbilt Children's Hospital for what his parents hoped would be the last time.

"Just being able to change his diaper at home, it means a lot," Christy said.

400 days in the hospital isn't cheap though, Andrew has a lifetime worth of medical bills which is why close to 100 bikers gathered together Saturday morning to raise money in hopes of helping Andrew's family.

"The true biker community is all about helping people out," explained Randy Brewer as he started his Harley Davidson for the two hour ride.

Andrew's parents hope his story will help raise awareness about the lives that are saved every day through organ donation.

To learn more about their mission, or to help the family with their mounting medical bills, click here:http://www.facebook.com/AHeartForAndrew.  

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