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Local Mom to Share Story About How Bike Helmet Helped Save Her Son’s Life

WHAT: This summer Rady Children’s Hospital and Heartland Fire & Rescue want to make sure children and teens wear appropriate safety helmets while riding a bicycle. Every year, about 300,000 children and teenagers are treated in emergency room across the county because of bike injuries.

On Wednesday, July 6 at 11 a.m. at the El Cajon Fire Dept. Station # 6, Phelicia Hopster will join Fire Chief Mike Scott of Heartland Fire & Rescue and Sue Cox, R.N. Rady Children’s Trauma Services Director to deliver a message to parents about how important it is for children and teenagers to wear a helmet while riding. Hopster’s son, Victor, was hit by a car in September 2009. She credits the bike helmet for helping save his life.

WHEN: Wednesday, July 6 at 11 a.m.

WHERE: El Cajon Fire Department, Station # 6, 100 E. Lexington Ave, El Cajon, CA

WHO: Mike Scott, Fire Chief, Heartland Fire & Rescue, Sue Cox, R.N., Rady Children’s Trauma Services Director, Phelicia Hopster, Mother