Bikers rally to support Gainesville boy

By: Stephanie Brletic Email
By: Stephanie Brletic Email

SHERMAN, Tex. -- Bikers across the area joined together Saturday, riding through Grayson and Cooke counties all to help support a little boy and his family.

Having a life-threatening disease can be scary at any age, but imagine being six-years-old like Colton Huss Pfeifer. When he should be thinking about starting school, he is recovering from his second liver transplant.

"This transplant was a lot tougher on us than the first one. Because, he had the stroke and it's been really tough, but we're dealing with it," Colton’s mother, Stephanie Pfeifer, says.

Local bikers held a benefit for Colton and his family on Saturday. Colton's parents say they can't express enough gratitude.

Benefit organizer Wayne Scott says the event was bikers doing what they do best -- helping the community.

They helped Colton’s family in a big way, raising $9,500 in cash and donations from the bike run alone.

"They still have their everyday bills that they have to pay. They're not working, they're commuting back and forth, their stays, their food. We don't want them to come out and be in the hole, or losing their house or anything like that. So, we're all pulling together to help them out." benefit organizer Wayne Scott said.

Colton is still in Children's Hospital in Dallas, but his mother says he would have been thrilled to see all the bikes riding for him because motorcycles are one of his favorite things.

"Colton would be in awe if he was here today. I mean, he loves all of the guys, their bikes, they take him for rides all the time and it means a lot to us because it's very special to Colton."

Colton is expected to be transferred to Baylor Hospital this week, where he will spend the next 2 or 3 weeks. Hopefully after that, he will be happy at home in Gainesville.


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