GIBSONVILLE, N.C. — Most bikers say they get a bad rap of being 'big and bad.' But underneath the black helmets and thick leather jackets of a group of Triad bikers, all you'll find is a big heart.
A benefit ride and auction was held in memory of 11-year-old Noah Chambers Saturday. According to Charlie Wyndham, who led the ride, this was a celebration of Noah's life and a celebration of the lives he was able to save, even after his death.
"We brought the ride together to celebrate his new life and the new life he has provided for others," Wyndham shared.
The ride began at Cross Roads Tavern in Gibsonville, NC and made its way across various stops in the Triad ending at the Old Ski Lodge in Elon, where an auction was held.
"The biker community has reached out in many different ways and bikers have the biggest hearts that I know of," said Mica Norman, Noah's aunt. "That’s just who I knew to get to come out and help support us."
The ride raised more than $3,000 for the Chambers family.
All proceeds from the ride and the auction will go to the family to cover funeral costs, medical bills, and other expenses.
"A lot of people in this world don’t have a heart," says Andrea Stanley, also Noah's aunt. "But when something like this happens, you realize that everybody comes together and you realize how much people truly do care even if they don’t know whoever it is."
Noah was hit by a car at a trunk-or-treat event in Oak Ridge, NC on November 1. He later passed Sunday, November 3 after spending the weekend on life support at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.
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