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Wiregrass Newsroom: Moped Rider Hopes to Gain Support from Oprah Winfrey

Graceville, FL (WSFA) -- A moped.  It's not your typical cross country vehicle, but for one man on a mission, that's kind-of the point.

"My name is Krzysz. I am from Poland," says Krzysztof Dzienniak. 

Dzienniak is using this unconventional mode of transportation to cross 48 states--to get support from one big name in Hollywood, Oprah Winfrey.  And it's all in an effort to fight Leukemia in Poland.

"He believes truly and deeply that it will work," says Dzienniak's translator, Alexandria. 

And while he has yet to raise any money, he thinks Oprah will be impressed and will help.

"He's doing this project this way instead of just sending an email or a regular letter. He believes that Oprah will appreciate this," says Alexandria.

But not just Oprah, Dzienniak says many Americans are already helping with cups of coffee or simply a gallon of gas.

He has to fill up with gas everyday.  The moped only holds one gallon, but it gets him 100 miles on the road.

One hundred miles--at a speed of only twenty miles an hour, that's a full day for Dzienniak, and one tired moped.

"You can see silver tape everywhere," says Alexandria.

But Dzienniak rides through it all.

"Snow, rain, it's very dangerous. It's no good. Six, seven hours of rain. Oh, it's cold," he says.

He also ranks himself up there with the best of them.

"Batman, Spiderman, I am Moped Man. Why not?"

And all the while, he's hoping both he and his moped make a difference.

Reporter: Melissa McKinney

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