Written by Luciano Guerra Friday, 18 October 2013 08:00
At 10, Thrash was put into the foster care system. At 11 he was taken to a center for children with disabilities and not expected to live to see his 13th birthday. And now at 31, Thrash has been diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer doctors said will kill him in a matter of months.
So when Freddy expressed a desire to ride in a motorcycle, his church family jumped to help him fulfill his dream, a task far easier said than done. That’s because Freddy has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), a disorder caused by a mutation in the dystrophin gene, which has resulted in him being wheelchair bound for most of his life.
Shortly after Freddy was diagnosed with cancer, he shared one of his bucket list wishes with Conway Avenue Baptist Church’s youth pastor Jeff Vaughn. It was to ride with the Blue Knights Motorcycle Club, of which he is an honorary member. That was when Vaughn got the ball rolling on an event he named Freddy’s Dream Ride.