75-Year-Old Former Biker Rides a Harley One More Time…on Father’s Day!
Thursday, September 2, 2010 at 11:41AM
Mary Farrell in CA, HQ Doylestown, PA

Herman “Max” Dierich, a resident of Creekside  Care and Rehabilitation Center in Stockton, California, had his nostalgic twilight wish to ride on a Harley one more time granted,  thanks to a partnership between Twilight Wish Foundation and SunBridge Healthcare Corporation, operator of the Creekside care center. 

Max, 75, was an avid biker throughout his life and owned his own motorcycle.  His worn leather motorcycle jacket still hangs in his room at Creekside.  Now, confined to a wheelchair and unable to walk, he wished for one last ride on a Harley.  His nostalgic wish came true when he took a ride in a motorcycle sidecar one more time.  Max’s wish is one of nine wishes chosen from more than 200 applications submitted by SunBridge residents from across the country.  The internal campaign inspired by the partnership is called “Wish Upon a Twilight Star” and gives the residents living in SunBridge-operated nursing centers the opportunity to ask for, and in many cases, receive their Twilight Wish.  Eagle’s Nest Harley-Davidson in Lathrop will be giving Max his ride in a motorcycle sidecar, escorted by members of the California Valley Stockton Chapter (CVSC) H.O.G.  Max rode from his nursing home to Eagle’s Nest in Lathrop, riding through the building and service area, giving him a chance to meet employees and check out the Harleys.  Thanks to Rich Kendall, Service Manager at Eagle’s Nest and CVSC for donating their time and making Max’s wish come true!

Max’s wish was the 1,279th wish granted by Twilight Wish since its founding seven years ago.

Article originally appeared on Twilight Wish Foundation (http://www.twilightwish.org/).
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