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Big Bikes for Little Tykes raises money for girl

5-year-old Lyla born with rare condition

Big Bikes for Little Tykes

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - A hundred mile bike ride through the coulee region is helping one child with a special wish.

Hundreds of people took part in Saturday's Big Bikes for Little Tykes event to help raise money 5-year-old Lyla Alameida. Lyla was born with a rare chromosomal condition and was given only a few months to live.

The money raised by the ride will help Lyla and her family go on vacation - something they haven't been able to afford because of Lyla's medical bills.

"We just feel like it's an absolute blessing and we're so thankful to everyone that's a part of it," said Jenny Alameida, Lyla's mother. "She's a special girl and an absolute blessing to us, and we feel like this is a gift to her."

In all, about 400 people showed up to ride and show their support.

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