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Motorcycle Groups Donate to Lewis County Family in Need

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We told you about a Lewis County Sheriff's Deputy and his newborn girl who is sick in the hospital earlier this week.

Deputy Charlie Kirkpatrick's daughter, Oakley, is in a Pittsburgh Hospital with a viral infection.

Oakley has pertussis, or whooping cough, and is on life support.

On Sunday, members of the 1376 Riders Group, Hogs and Heroes West Virginia Chapter One, and Brothers of the Wheel came together in Weston to donate over $3,000 to help Oakley.

Ryder Taylor is with Hogs and Heroes and said it was important for his group to give back.

"He takes care of us through his community work with the Sheriff's Department; we just want to make sure he understands that there are people there to take care of him. If there has ever been a hero born this little girl is a hero," said Taylor.

The 1376 Riders Group said it supports all children in need.

"We raised $3100 for him and the 1376 Riders Group does children's charity. We've been doing it for over three years now and donated over $30,000 to local children. It's what we do when we come together and we find out about this we try to make it happen for the kids," said Leonce LeBel, with the 1376 Riders Group.

Brothers of the Wheel also contributed and that group supports various charities.

The Hogs and Heroes group supports veterans, law enforcement, and first responders.

If you would like to help Oakley and the Kirkpatrick family click here.

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