My daughter was watching "Doc McStuffins" (a stupid preschooler show) and I over heard, "I guess I always thought I was the one to help everyone else. Not someone that would need help. Everybody needs a little help sometimes." This was said by a broken Superhero toy that "Doc McStuffins" was fixing. I heard this the day after Case's big benefit ride and boy did it apply to me! Sometimes, we need help! Sometimes, my floors need scrubbed or I don't feel like cooking dinner. Sometimes I feel so emotionally drained that my body aches and sometimes, we feel finically drained from Case's expenses. That's where the angles dressed up as Burgi Low Lifers stepped in. The ride was a huge success! Hundreds of people came, rode and partied in honor of and to support two amazing children that have and will endure more pain and sickness then any little kid should. We had some family, and some friends that have become family come out to support the wee boy. We also made lots of new friends. Dozens and dozens of friendly smiling people came up to us to meet our mini hero. They wanted pictures with him and of him on their motor cycles. He walked through the big crowds with his head held high and people moved out of his way like he was king of the cyclists!:) This whole experience was surreal. From the phone call saying he was picked to the big event. We felt a love and concern from people we never new before. Also, I got quite a few new Facebook friends;). I had several people look lovingly with concern in their eyes at me and say they wish for the best or they hope things get better. It was wonderful to see how much they care. Someone asked me how much the Low Life Riders get paid for this. The reality is they get no monetary payment. They "do this for the kids" and obviously love it! They work their butts off for little kids they never met and for that I am forever grateful. We don't know yet how much money was raised. Any amount would be helpful in caring for this special boy. The truth is, we acquired more then money can buy. We made new friends. Had our old ones standing by us, loving and supporting us. We shared a special story and our hearts grew with hope. Thank heavens for our very special Case.:) To read my friend Lisa's thoughts on the big event (yeah, she and her family are cool and drove like 4 hours round trip to support us:) click here.
Awesome video of our sweet boy.:)