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Motorcyclists give paraplegic man chance to ride

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BAY CITY, MI (WNEM) -

Thursday night motorcyclists met in Bay City to give one man a special gift.

"It's a complete surprise, he doesn't know what's going on," said organizer Dale Carlson.

Not too many people knew who was getting the special gift, but they still wanted to be part of it.

"He's going to eat this up, like a little kid in the candy store. I can't wait to see his face," Carlson said.

As one large unit, the motorcycles left in a line, down the road to meet Tony Washington.

Washington was born with cerebral palsy and is a paraplegic. He has always wanted to ride a motorcycle.

On Thursday, that wish came true.

Washington beamed sitting in the side car.

"He's ear to ear, isn't he? I'm so excited for him, for me, it was awesome," Carlson said.

All was possible because a fraternity of motorcyclists wanted to give him a chance to experience what they love.

"Oh man, it's awesome. It's awesome," Washington said.

Washington's parents said the men and women who came out tonight are their son’s guardian angels.

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