Dylan Thompson was born with doctors giving him a slim chance of survival, but he recently celebrated his 10th birthday with an outpouring of support from the biker community as he loves motorcycles. He sat in his yard as more than 250 motorcycles drove up or rode by and he even got a chance to ride a motorcycle in his wheelchair.
“Dylan is our cerebral palsy warrior! Although his speech is limited, he coos and loves the sound of motorcycles! At birth, doctors gave him a less than 1% survival rate, yet through faith he is thriving,” said his grandma and mom Vicky Thompson who raised Dylan with her husband Chris ‘Poppie’ Thompson. Dylan’s father passed away in 2020.
“People came from all states without any hesitation. No words could be said to show how thankful and humble we are.”
“Dylan is non-verbal and non-mobile but his special love emanates from within,” she said.
There were 257 bikers and others who met at Freshway April 23 to help celebrate Dylan’s 10th birthday and they helped raise $2,340 to purchase a wheelchair van for Dylan. The rest of the funds were raised by members of the community.
“We have been home bound for 10 years since Dylan does not like the car seat or riding in a car. Having a van for him to remain in his wheelchair is such a blessing,” said Vicky. “We never expected such an event for his birthday. Paul Michael led this and Wheelz Rollin was the one who gave Dylan a ride. How awesome was that!”