Monday, June 15, 2009
A little over a month ago, Von was in the hospital, hanging on for dear life while battling cancer. (The re-posted photo is for Tom and is going somewhere.)
At that time, we had encouraged him to make a wish. The best wish he could come up with was to go to McDonalds. We told him to think bigger. He wished that he could have Moses, the family dog, come live with us in our temporary housing, which worked out.
After some more prompting to think even bigger, he came up with something. After browsing through my coffee table book showing some vintage BMW's, he came running into the kitchen holding the book while exclaiming, "I found it, I found my wish!".
This is what he pointed to.
This weekend we found a vintage motorcycle show put on by the Viking Chapter of the AMCA at the fairgrounds. I managed Von's expectations and said we might see a sidecar (or sidehack as the cool guys call them) but we wouldn't be able to sit in one or even touch as these were special motorbikes.
A piercing scream of excitement was how Von announced he found one.
Not only did we find a sidehack, we found Mr. Tom.
Mr. Tom. is the cool guy who, without knowing anything about Von's wish, asked if Von would like to sit in the sidecar. Von and I looked at each other in disbelief.
And then Mr. Tom fired up the the ride and asked Von if he wanted to go around the block. You could see his smile from a few blocks away!
A huge thanks to the Viking Chapter of the AMCA. You guys know how to put on a stellar vintage motorcycle show. And a very special thanks to Tom, who without knowing it, showed a little bit of kindness that will make a memory for this little kid for life!