El Paso Motorcycle Coalition spreads Christmas cheer to sick children

Wednesday, December 25, 2013 - 4:55pm

The El Paso Motorcycle Coalition helped spread some holiday cheer Christmas Day delivering hundreds of toys to sick children at Providence Children's Hospital.

Bikers drove down to the hospital on their motorcycles wearing their club's logos and hand delivered at least three toys to each child they visited.

"I was like oh my gosh I have a bike now," said Stephanie Garcia, who received a new bike, an mp3 player and a stuffed animal.

The 12-year-old would have been spending Christmas with family at home but surgery kept her in the hospital for the holiday.

Garcia said she was hoping to get a bike for Christmas and was completely surprised by the gift.

"She didn't expect to be opening presents today at the hospital so just seeing her really made my day," her mother said.

The coalition spent the year gathering money to buy toys and held its annual bike run earlier in the year.

A biker dressed as Santa said they get more from the kids than they receive.

"You cannot in any way shape or form explain the feeling that you have," he said.


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