BISMARCK, ND (KFYR) — Hunter Seifert, a Bismarck native, lost his battle with cancer just before his 17th birthday. He was a patient and friend of orthodontist Dustin Hollevoet, who came up with the idea for Hunter’s Smile, a group that preserves Hunter’s legacy.
Dozens of riders wore capes bearing Hunter’s name during their bike ride on Saturday.
Hunter’s Smile is a project that helps children get braces in honor of Hunter Seifert.
“When Dr. Hollevoet found out Hunter was diagnosed with cancer, he did so many great things with Hunter, kind of took him under his wing,” Hunter’s mother Julie Seifert said.
This summer, Hunter’s parents and Dr. Dustin Hollevoet to create the superhero bike ride, raising money for Sanford so teens can keep busy during cancer treatments.
“All the things we do today are an extension of him and who he was and I think the temperature cooled down a bit today because of him, the sun came through him,” said Hollevoet.
Your news leader met Hunter in April 2018. Anyone who has met him knows how remarkable he was.
“Jager had that effect on people once you got to know him. He’s made his way into your heart,” Seifert said.
And that effect on people persists thanks to the generosity of others, worth $15,000.
Hunter’s parents said there are already plans for next year’s bike ride. 100% of the proceeds benefit childhood cancer and help children undergoing local treatments.
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