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Riding with purpose
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On his Ride for Recovery, James Matthews, center, stopped at Phelps Pharm in Viola. James Cain with Hope from Ohio, left, and Erin Duff-Quinlan with Recovery Unplugged treatment center, right, showed up in support of his bicycle ride from Florida to the West Coast.
A recovering heroin addict is biking 3,926 miles to spread awareness on addiction and mental health. James Matthews said he wants to spread a message of hope to other addicts that recovery is possible. That’s why he’s biking across the country from West Palm Beach, Fla. to Seattle, Wash.