September 24, 2018

Watching your mother battle cancer is not an easy thing to do. However, nine-year-old Jessie Hill has made it her mission to always remain optimistic and positive despite what her family is going through. Brian Watson, Principal of Tomahawk Elementary, decided Jessie should be rewarded for her positivity. In Jessie’s nomination, Mr. Watson explained, “Jessie is a remarkable young girl. Jessie's mother has been having medical issues related to cancer for the entire 3 years that I've known the family. Jessie is always such a positive, upbeat young person, who always is looking out for her fellow students. While she has had many long days and nights worrying about her family, Jessie is friends with everyone, and always does her personal best… Jessie has never once expressed to me how hard it has been watching her mother fight for her life; yet, I know that this has weighed heavily on her young heart.”

With the help of Mr. Watson and Midwest Cyclery, Kansas City Accident Injury Attorneys surprised Jessie with a new bike at Tomahawk Elementary’s Tiger Trot – the school’s fun run and bike rodeo. All of Jessie’s classmates and teachers were able to see the shocked and excited look on Jessie’ face when she received the bike. Mr. Watson, Jessie’s parents, and the Tomahawk Elementary community were very proud of Jessie and agreed she was very deserving of a new bike. This was Bikes for Kids’ ninth bike giveaway! The story was covered by KMBC News.

Kansas City Accident Injury Attorneys' Bikes for Kids

The Bikes for Kids program provides one bicycle to a deserving child each week of summer, until late September. Bikes for Kids is asking parents, teachers, caregivers, and loved ones to recognize a child who has made a difference in the life of someone else by nominating them to receive a free bicycle from Midwest Cyclery, compliments of KCAIA. Midwest Cyclery will be donating a helmet and a lock to each winner. While there are no specific guidelines on what makes a nominee deserving of a new bike, we encourage nominators to think about any kind things that the child has done for others, or how the child has positively impacted his or her family, friends, community, or classroom. To nominate a child in your life, visit

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James Roswold is a Kansas & Missouri personal injury, workers comp, and medical malpractice attorney.