Sunday, February 6, 2011

Cookeville Man Raising Money For Autism

WBIR.com is reporting that a Cookeville man is hoping a rebuilt motorcycle will help him raise money for autism research. Ted Mitchell, from Cookeville, has been working on the rebuilt motorcycle for the last six months. The bike it now on display at the Easy Rider Show at the Knoxville Convention Center.
He said he wants to raise thousands for a Middle Tennessee Autism Awareness group. Mitchell calls it a labor of love.

He tells the Knoxville television station, "I knew nothing about autism until I found this motor in this motorcycle and the woman told me her son's got autism. She started telling me the struggles everyday she goes through."

Mitchell hopes to raise more than $7,000 for the charity.