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Thread: Boy with Cancer wants a sidecar ride

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    RoverHaus
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    Boy with Cancer wants a sidecar ride

    My little guy ran across a photo of a BMW sidecar in my coffee table Beemer book.

    He hasn't quit asking me ever since if he could make a wish for a sidecar. The Doctors and the Make a Wish people think it's too dangerous and they think it is for dad.http://forums.bmwmoa.org/images/smilies/wing.gif

    I think mom would be happy for him to settle for a ride around the block.

    His name is Von and he is battling Leukemia bravely. (Photo link attached)

    If you live in the Minneapolis area, have a sidecar, and would like to take a little kid for a ride, it would be something he would never forget.

    Thanks!
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    I'm thinking you should also post this in the Campfire section (unless you already did). Wish I could do it myself, but no sidehack ...

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    Thumbs up

    I've sent out emails and have gotten a couple of responses already, so this will definitely happen. Possibly more than once, if he's up for it.

    Question: does it have to be on a BMW? I have a line on a few different hacks locally, but I know a couple of owners of BMW's as well.
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    RoverHaus
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    Dear TwoFastDogs,

    This is fabulous news! I told him just now and he got very excited.

    No, does not have to be a BMW. He's just thrilled to be able to go.

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    Well, we've got options: Urals, a Kawasaki W650/Velorex combo, plus I might be able to get a hold of a Stella scooter with a sidecar.
    -K
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    Absolutely FANTASTIC! Give him the ride of his life! Carefully.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twofastdogs View Post
    I've sent out emails and have gotten a couple of responses already, so this will definitely happen. Possibly more than once, if he's up for it.

    Question: does it have to be on a BMW? I have a line on a few different hacks locally, but I know a couple of owners of BMW's as well.
    -K
    This came as really good news to many of us watching this thread. Thanks so much for stepping up and doing something good!
    Dan

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    This is too cool!
    Reminds me of that old Country somg about a little boy, "Teddy Bear" on the CB radio, wantin a ride in a big rig. Whenever I hear it, I have to change the station cuz I get all choked up...just like now....God Bless You folks.
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    Just working out logistics right now.
    RoverHaus--please email me at twofastdogs@aol.com and we'll figure out a good time to do this.

    As I stated earlier, this doesn't have to be a one time thing. I have a hack (as do several of my friends) so this could become a monthly thing, if he's up for it.

    Also, we can keep this as private or public as you like. Might be fun to set up a date and see who shows up. Maybe we make an ice cream run out of it. The more the merrier, in that case. Or not.

    Just some thoughts.
    -K
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    Whether or not you decide to make this public, please post a picture of that huge smile when he gets his ride.

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    Went to a kids miracle camp ride with the local CMA group.Had a few hacks lined up giving kids rides.Several of them were wheelchairbound and i have never seen a happier bunch of kids-or riders.Ed

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    Check your private messages. I've got a wing with a sidecar in Hudson.

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    This is absolutely great!!

    I am supporting you because I can not help out.

    Please post some pictures of the ride.

    NICE WORK EVERYONE!!!
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