Amy Patterson, a Dallas suburban resident was originally diagnosed in July 2015 with Stage 4 breast cancer was scheduled to get a double mastectomy performed. The mastectomy was after all the chemo treatments and every “hurdle” she fought and now… double mastectomy.
The cancer patient’s husband, Doug, wanted to try to make his wife feel good, as good as she could feel, to see her smile so Doug hit up Facebook to put the word out inviting anyone who wanted to do an escort ride to the hospital.
With just 24 hours before her surgery, Doug set out for some extra reinforcement with his posting:
To All of My Bike Riding Friends and Even Bike Riders that we don’t even know. My Wife Amy Pollock Patterson was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer last March 2015 and it has hit and affected every member of our family. As I sit here tonight and watch my wife and son lay in bed and my lovely wife starts to cry and my son just stares wondering if mommy is okay, she looks at me and say’s ” if anything happens to me, he won’t ev…
Since Amy’s passion, love has always been a good motorcycle… the sound and the ride of the bike, her husband wanted to give her that again instead of having her worried and stressed out about her surgery.
To their surprise, Doug’s invite (“Escort Ride for Amy.”) turned up about 50 bikers to help Amy’s escort to hospital. Instead of Amy riding in the truck with Dough, Amy who hasn’t owned or ridden one in years, was given a chance have another ride instead on the back of one of the volunteer’s bikes.
The ride even had the support of the local police who helped out and stopped traffic for her and the other bikers.
Amy says, “Having the wind blowing in your face and the music on and a nice ride, it’s just relaxing, it’s good for the soul.”
And she also said, “As loud as it was it was so peaceful to me. You know, it was just good for my soul, and a beautiful day so I couldn’t be happier, and the turnout just unbelievable, truly unbelievable. I can’t believe these people, and turning around and looking at the line behind me… is massive.”