Gardo Versoza had celebrated a meaningful Christmas in 2017 by helping an 11-month-old baby underwent a much-needed surgery. Gardo organized a fundraising campaign through an organization of bike riders whose proceeds were given to the baby as its beneficiary.
On December 23, 2017, the Cupcake Bikers 143 founded by Gardo had organized a charity bike ride to raise funds for the surgery of baby Troy Terrence Legaspi who was suffering from cervical meningocele.
Apparently, the 11-month-old baby had lesions of the spinal cord which may cause biomechanical injury because of the repetitive movements of the head and the spine. The doctors of baby Troy then concluded that it was advisable that the lesions be removed neurosurgically.
In an Instagram post, Gardo invited cyclists to join him in his fundraising campaign. He wrote:
“Sa mga nais pong sumama sa huling charity bike Troy and wrote ride ng CUPCAKES para sa taong 2017 para maghatid po ng tulong kay Baby Troy, yung may bukol po sa litrato, bukas po ito, December 23, 2017.”
“Ride out po sa McDonald’s Libis malapit po sa Green Meadows ay 5am.
“Para sa mga karagdagang detalye, mangyari po lamang na i-check sa Facebook page po na CUPCAKE BIKERS 143.”
“Halfday VISA po lamang ang need dito. Marami pong salamat at maligayang pasko sa lahat. #cupcakebikers143”
On December 24, Gardo paid a visit to baby Troy.
In his Instagram, Gardo wrote:
“Maligayang pasko po sa inyong pamilya lalo na kay baby troy mula po sa cupcake bikers. #cupcakebikers143”
Meanwhile, aside from helping children who are suffering from severe illness and the less privileged, Cupcake Bikers 143 is also giving out scholarship grants to deserving students.
Currently, Cupcake Bikers 143 had almost 6,000 members.