Wheelcharriers Goes To Texas


By: Megan Way | Photos by: Su Phelps
Joey Cook, also known as “Crash”, flew in from Texas to Nevada to donate his time and his American Legion post’s money to help WheelCharriers with their mission to supply and make one wheelchair available for each Harley-Davidson Dealership in America.“We’re loading 60 brand new wheelchairs on a budget- on a rental truck and we’re gonna escort him to Kingman Arizona,” says Gary, Founder of One Hero at Time. “He’s gonna continue the rest of the trip to Texas where the American legion riders are gonna disperse and present them to each dealership, Harley Davidson dealership in Texas.”
On February 6th, 8 in the morning on Wednesday, at the VFW Basic Post 3848 in Henderson, members of the VFW Post, Police officers from City of Henderson Police, members from One hero at a time, members from VTRC and Marine Corps Riders all came and volunteered to help load all 60 wheelchairs into the rental truck that Joey’s American Legion Post donated to the WheelCharrier. All the wheelchairs came with a special note from the wheelchair builders. The Quartermaster of the VFW Post 3848, Leonard Griffin, U.S. Army, helped organized the VFW volunteers. Breakfast was provided to everyone helping out. Then at 10, Joey started his 3-day trip back to Texas, he’ll be escorted up to Kingman, Arizona by Henderson Police and Boulder City Police and Marine Riders.
After he arrives back in Texas, he and his legion riders will take the wheelchairs to Harley dealerships all over Texas. Every VFW Post he passes by in Texas, they’ll present them with a wheelchair and a sign they can hang on the Harley Dealership. 20 of the new wheelchairs will go to a couple of veterans’ homes in Texas.
About WheelCharrier: To support the needs of the handicapped riders of America, by supplying and making 1 wheelchair available for each Harley-Davidson Dealership in America. Many handicapped (military or civilian) riders have no way of carrying a wheelchair with them on their motorcycle and crutches provide too limited mobility and distance within a dealership. A wheelchair provided with each Service Department will provide a solution to a necessary need. So far, they’re done every Harley Davidson dealership in Nevada, New Mexico Arizona, Utah and Colorado.