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Sunday, June 23, 2013

Save a Biker’s Life & Help me Remember Mine! <Life Story Inside.. please Read!

 

My dad loved riding his motorcycle. I can remember numerous occasions seeing him on it.

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There were so many things I wish could’ve happened that didn’t. There were many times when I was growing up that I wished he were there and he wasn’t.

Do you know WHY he wasn’t there? He was killed in a motorcycle accident when I was only 7 years old. My dad was only 31.. way too young.

He left behind not only me, but my mom and 4 year old sister as well. A car was on his side of the road and he swerved to miss it and hit a tree.

I am 24 now, and have lived without my dad it seems like an eternity now. 17 years to be exact, although there isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t think about him, or wish he were here to meet my kids.

My mom, who had always been a stay at home mom became a widow when my dad died. She had absolutely no work experience whatsoever. She had been with my dad since she was 13 years old, and he had always provided for her.

After he died, she didn’t know what to do. Not only was she facing the grief of losing someone she had been with since she was a teenager but she was left with a funeral bill and a small income as well.

My mom struggled and struggled just to meet the bills that we had to pay, and could only pay a little here and there on the funeral bill. AND that’s why 17 years later and he STILL doesn’t have a headstone.

My infant niece was born early at 25 weeks on July 1, 2013. We ended up burying her the 7th. At the grave site, I kept staring at my dad’s resting place and getting teary-eyed as the memorial service was going on.

I kept thinking “THIS long and still nothing?” No way to tell that he is lying underneath that grass? I kept wondering how many people had accidentally stepped on his grave that day while digging the grave for my niece or saying their goodbyes?

It was unthinkable for me. SO, I set out to do something about it.

Thanks to TeeSpring, I’ve designed a T-shirt for those who know bikers and wish to save a life. In exchange for an awesome T-shirt designed by me—I get the profit from the shirts to pay towards a headstone for the man I call my daddy.

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The top picture is the front of the shirt and the bottom is the back. There are TONS of accidents that happen each day because cars, trucks, and SUV’s don’t see bikers on the road.

If you would like to help me spread awareness and have people watch out for bikers while helping me raise money towards an amazing goal I would VERY much appreciate it!

I have been trying my VERY best to get the word out about these shirts but so far only 2 out of 50 have been reserved.

ALL 50 have to be gone within 2 weeks and 4 days or NOBODY gets their shirts.

Please help me by buying one of these shirts. Only $20! Save a Biker today and help me get a memorial stone for mine (my daddy) http://teespring.com/SaveABiker

If you buy one.. please leave your name below (will be verified) and I will put your name (beside a number) into a random generator for a special prize at the end of next month!

 

Thank you SO much, (In advance)

 

Jessica Renee

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Jessica is the writer behind Sweet Southern Mama. She is the mother of 2 adorable kids- Aidan, 7 and Adisyn, 5. She lives in Kentucky with her fiance and kids. She loves designing blogs, reading, writing, crafting, all things electronic, photography, and spending time with her family.

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