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Bikers are hero's

Posted by on Jun. 25, 2012 at 7:11 AM
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 We see different bikers on the road and might think they are beer drinking, fighters who would rip your head off just for looking at them..They wear these vest and belong to a chapter but they look like they belong in gangs. they look ruff and tough and some look like they forgot what a razor looked like. But in reality they are professional men and woman who do more than what most knows about. They go to funeral of fallen hero's and make sure that protesters don't disturb the family, they raise money for the fallen hero's/Vets and they raise money for other causes such as children and cancer survivors and patients.. This story in my home town touched me to share with you all..

Lets keep bikers safe  from harm and watch for them as they watch for us...  If you love bikers and what they do LIKE this post...

Here is the article..

Posted: Jun 24, 2012 5:18 PM CDTUpdated: Jun 24, 2012 5:18 PM CDT

By Amanda Kenney - email

Young cancer patients and survivors living life to the fullest on Harley's. It's a sight to be seen at Scott and White Hospital Sunday.

Andreas Schmidt just can't get enough of motorcycles. "I think they're pretty cool. I like the engine noise," said Andreas.

He and many other kids gathered around the motorcycles at Scott and White Hospital in Temple, mesmerized by engine revving and the men and women who wear doo-rags just like them.

But Andreas is only here because his older brother is still here today.

"My brother Drew he had Leukemia and he survived," said Andreas.

So together they're going to Camp Dreamcatcher, all made possible by Temple's Horny Toad Hog Group. They're here to escort these cancer patients, survivors and they're siblings to camp. But the bikes are the main attraction.

"It makes you feel like you're in charge and ready to roll down the road, like you own it," said Andreas' brother, Drew Schmidt.

"They love to get on the bikes and ride them and rev them up. It's just a big deal to them that we shop up every year," said Jim Feiro, Assistant Director for the Horny Toad Chapter.

It's also a chance for the cancer patients and survivors to forget what they've been through and just act like kids.

"It just means the world to them that somebody just treats them like a normal kid," said Serena Harkins, a Pediatric Oncology Social Worker at Scott and White.

It's a thrill for the whole family, even Andreas instantly feels "cooler" on a motorcycle. "It's cool just sitting in it," he said.

The Horny Toad Hog Group has been sending these kids to Camp Dreamcatcher since 2002 and they say they don't plan to stop. They've also raised about six-thousand-dollars this year to help send the kids to camp.

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maryg38
by Sweet Mary <3 on Jun. 25, 2012 at 7:31 AM
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My brother is a PATRIOT GUARD...love what they do!

Awesome read about the Horny Toad Hog group! Thank you for your undying love for humanity
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Del672
by Silver sister on Jun. 25, 2012 at 7:41 AM
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Last weekend was "Ride for Sight" here where I live.  Literally 100's of bikers..wearing their "club" jackets, motor into town donating money for this wonderful cause.  

floridadaisy
by Bronze sister on Jun. 25, 2012 at 7:41 AM
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Thank you for your support......... this is me n hubby!!! 


GOBryan
by Bronze sister on Jun. 25, 2012 at 7:42 AM

Many bikers are professionals..Attorneys, Police Officers, etc.. 

dana63
by Momma of 40ish on Jun. 25, 2012 at 8:13 AM

 I love it when you go to a cause and you see a professional person such as a officer or Lawyer and see them in their colors and hair out of place and messy. It gives you a new respect for them. They are people just like we are with a cause and purpose..

dana63
by Momma of 40ish on Jun. 25, 2012 at 8:14 AM
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Quoting floridadaisy:

Thank you for your support......... this is me n hubby!!! 


 YOu are so pretty!!! Love the picture!!!

Come join 40ish and beyond for a Healthier you in 2012 www.cafemom.com/group/7446

AndrewsMomPDX
by Christine on Jun. 25, 2012 at 9:42 AM

I love the Patriot Guard's and they are true unsung heroes. I also have a few friends with Harley's and they do amazing things in our community. This is a great story, Dana.

Quoting maryg38:

My brother is a PATRIOT GUARD...love what they do!

Awesome read about the Horny Toad Hog group! Thank you for your undying love for humanity


IreneCarroll
by on Jun. 25, 2012 at 9:42 AM
bump


WildCat73
by on Jun. 25, 2012 at 9:48 AM

We have bikers here that raise money for two local children One ride is Coleton's Ride , the Other is Seize the Seizures ( for my friend daughtr Bria) and of course Vets and Children's Hospitals.Bikers deserve Respect:)

drdevault
by on Jun. 25, 2012 at 9:52 AM
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 We are going on a bike run on July 7 for kids with brain cancer. Bikers are just normal people.  ALot of them are very nice. Being a biker gives you a huge extended family cause whether they know you or not they are there for you. They would give you the shirt of their back if you needed it.

OUr loan manager at the bank is a biker, and he is the biggest dorkiest looking guy and then you see him as a biker it is soo funny

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