Why we do what we do, because there is a need and this is a letter that we received recently. I will leave it at that, and let you read the words from a daughter of a fallen rider.
I have said it before, I will say it again…….what you do is GREAT.
I lost my Dad to a driver who needed gas more than she needed to pay attention to the road. She killed him. I was only 4 at the time. All my life I have asked questions about him. I didnt even know his real name!
Not one person in my family wanted to tell me anything about him other than he was a “biker” and “you know how they are”. NO!!!! I DIDNT KNOW “HOW THEY ARE”!!!!!! I do now. Three years ago at the age of 30 my life took plenty of twists and turns. One that I was unsure about hearing after hearing all this negative stuff about bikers as I grew up. God brought me to a set of circumsatnces that allowed me to get closer to finding out who my Dad really was. Through luck, bravery, God and my ability to be a stubborn Irish woman, I finally met my Dad’s biker friends. As it turnes out, this Summer is the 30th year they have made a 400 mile, all weekend run, in his name. I have gone two years now. I love my Dad’s club.
They are more family to add to my tree. They still love my Dad all these years later. They love me, call me family and have promised to help fill me in about my Dad. Everytime I am with these guys my face hurts form the sheer size of my smile. We visit his grave, they cry with me. I am very lucky to have my biker family. I asked my teen boy what he thought of bikers before he met these men. He did admit to going along with the idea that anything “biker related” must be bad. But he is very happy to have had the opportunity to spend time with them and see just how great they are.
I am truly thankful for what you do here. Maybe there is some four year old little girl who lost her Dad. Maybe her and her Mom struggle to keep things going. Maybe you guys have offered a helping hand. Maybe she wont grow up thinking her Dad died and nobody cared. You guys prove to so many that someone does care. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR WHAT YOU DO. If I ever find myself in a financial position to help you, I will.