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Phyllis Harris benefit ride helps out young patient

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RIDGELAND, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Bikers hit the road for a great cause Saturday morning. Close to 80 riders took a sixty mile trip for the fourth annual "Phyllis Harris Ride For the Cure Benefit Ride."

The ride honors Phyllis Harris who died of breast cancer in 2006. Harris is the sister of WLBT news director Dennis Smith.

Unlike previous years, proceeds from this year's benefit ride will go to fourteen year-old Brennan Stanford.  The Pearl resident is in need of a kidney transplant.

Stanford says, "I have to go to the doctor once a month and I do dialysis at home every night, its fine I just sleep through it and go to school in the morning."

Claude Harris, husband of the late Phyllis Harris explained Stanford's condition.

"He was only born with one kidney and it was too small to function properly and his dad had given him one of his kidneys when he was two years-old. He was doing good and all of a sudden lost that kidney, so he needs a transplant and we're just trying to help with that," Harris said.

Stanford needs an O+ kidney.

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