Linda has a personality that is as bright as her purple hair! She started riding motorcycles when she turned 16 years old, no longer wanting to be a passenger sitting behind her boyfriend. She wanted to feel the wind in her hair and open road under her feet on her OWN bike!
Loving the open road, she worked road construction. Working long days, but always looking forward to the weekends. Her weekends were full of long motorcycle rides and poker runs with friends. She loves reminiscing and laughing about her years attending the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.
Linda has lived at Sumner Place a Vetter Health Services facility for the last several years. Her Tabitha Aide, Donita, and Tabitha Social Worker, Karen, have become her good friends. Donita and Linda love to play “pranks” at Sumner. Mostly moving decorations around the facility to see if anyone notices. So far they haven’t been caught! They also love taking walks around the facility grounds and painting Linda’s nails her favorite color, purple of course!
Because of Linda’s diagnosis, it has been years since she has rode or been around a motorcycle. Karen wanted to change that and knew just who to contact. Dreamweaver Foundation wanted to give Linda a day to be a biker chick again.
It was a cold, snowy Nebraska day in early February…not an ideal day for a motorcycle ride, but a great day to visit the bike shop. When Linda arrived at Frontier Harley-Davidson she couldn’t stop smiling and laughing from the rush of memories. A special guest was waiting for Linda at Frontier, Shannon, her friend and dietitian at Sumner Place. Frontier gave Linda, Shannon and Donita a private tour of the bike shop. It was a slow day with only a few bikes in the shop, but Linda didn’t care…she loved watching the young gentlemen work! She showed Donita and Shannon around the showroom full of bikes for sale reminiscing about days riding her bike. Donita asked, “Linda, did your bike have a name?” A big smile appeared on Linda’s face and she laughed. Donita asked, “is it an inappropriate name?” Linda kept smiling and laughing!
For a few hours, Linda was transported back in time, to her days as a biker chick riding down the highway.