Motorcycle Riders Grant Little Girl Her Final Wish

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JOHNSTON, Iowa--Doctors say time is running short for a three-year-old Des Moines girl, but before it does, family members prayed she would have one more reason to smile.

"She got her miracle today. This is amazing and it's more than what I could have ever asked for and she has been smiling and that's all I wanted for her," said Jenna Yeager, the mother of Kelly.

Kelly Yeager suffers from a disorder that weakens her skeletal system and causes seizures so severe her bones break.

With her short life coming to an end, her final wish was to see a sea of motorcycles.

That wish was granted as thousands of riders rolled up to ChildServe in Johnston with their motors roaring.

Many riders planned to participate in a ride for Toys for Tots this morning, but made time for another trip.

"I know it lifted my spirits. If it lifted my spirits, it's just definitely going to lift this family's spirits. It's hopefully going to give her a few more days to say, man, people love me,” said Clem Vestal, organizer of the ride.

Riders also gave Kelly dozens of stuffed animals and collected more than $3,000.

That money will be donated to ChildServe.


  • Jess

    God Bless You All!!
    So wonderful of you all to take the time out of your lives to make this little girl most of you probably don’t eve know, smile for perhaps the last time in her life!!!

  • Kim

    It was a fabulous ride but I am sad to see that the person who was responsible for the whole thing was not given credit! Allen Gene Howdeshell from Ottumwa the state coordinator for 2 million bikers 2 dc is the person who set the whole thing up. This can be confirmed not only by Kelly’s mother Jenna but also by Child Serve! Thanks Allen for all the hard work and the love you poured into this ride!

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