Miracle Miles Ride … The Incredible Journey


On June 27, Larry McElveen, Director of McLeod Information Technology Business Operations, embarked on The Miracle Miles Ride, a 17-day, 10,000-mile motorcycle ride to Alaska and back. His purpose was simple – to raise funds to help children in need of specialized care through the McLeod Children’s Hospital and Pediatric Rehabilitation Services.

Each day throughout Larry’s excursion, he shared the story of a child he was riding for in hopes that his journey would help them through their own special journey. Donations poured in from generous individuals throughout the United States and Canada. Larry’s incredible journey raised more than $32,000, providing hope for so many children in need.

About McLeod Pediatric Rehabilitation

McLeod Pediatric Rehabilitation provides children with advanced therapeutic support to help them achieve developmental milestones. The team of Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists and Speech Language Pathologists specialize in pediatric therapeutic care and treatment of developmental delay, cerebral palsy, Down Syndrome, spina bifida, autism, orthopedic conditions, genetic disorders, muscular dystrophy, and neurological conditions.

The McLeod Pediatric Rehabilitation facility is equipped with: individual speech therapy rooms, occupational therapy treatment rooms, a quiet room for working with children with ADD & ADHD, as well as a spacious indoor gym and outdoor treatment area with play structures and equipment to address balance and mobility needs.

About McLeod Children’s Hospital

McLeod Children’s Hospital provides the highest level of pediatric care and technology available in the region to children living in Northeastern South Carolina and Southeastern North Carolina. Each year, more than 22,000 children receive care from McLeod Children’s Hospital either as an inpatient, outpatient or rehabilitation patient.

Nearly 100 beds at McLeod are dedicated to serving the needs of children, including those in the Children’s Hospital, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), and Day Hospital. McLeod also offers the services of a specially designated Children’s Hospital Ambulance to transport children and newborns from community hospitals throughout the region to the high-tech, lifesaving specialists at the Children’s Hospital.

McLeod Children’s Hospital is one of 170 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in North America. Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping children by raising funds and awareness for its members. Each year, these non-profit hospitals treat more than 17 million children afflicted with disease, injuries and birth defects of every kind by providing the finest in medical care, life-saving research and preventative education. A hallmark of the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals is that 100 percent of every dollar raised in a community stays there to help children in need.