Erica Bryant has stage 3 inflammatory breast cancer that her health insurance does not fully cover.
IRMO, SC – A local motorcycle club was approached about a family battling cancer and wanted to help. A Ride for Erica was organized.
Leather was paired with hot pink on Saturday as bikers from across the Midlands rode to support a woman’s fight against breast cancer.
Erica Bryant is a wife and mother of three battling stage 3 inflammatory breast cancer. Although her last chemotherapy treatment is June 30, she still has a long way to go with a double mastectomy and breast cancer treatments. radiotherapy. “With everything, I should be done by April of next year,” Erica told News19.
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“They are everyday, 9-5, hard working people, they pay their bills, pay their insurance, and unfortunately the insurance has let them down. And we’re here to help them make a difference, ”said Mike and Gina Lafferty. They are the founders of Shifting Gears Riding Group and have heard of Erica’s battle.
“When we heard the story, we couldn’t say no,” says Gina. “She’s only 38, their youngest child is two and her trip is far from over. So their medical expenses keep coming in. You know they still have living expenses. money to buy children’s clothes and groceries beyond medical bills.
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Each bike paid a fee to make an hour’s ride for Erica, then relaxed with great music and food, all to support the Bryant family and their expenses.
“Him [her husband, Chad] taking a lot of days with the kids or taking me on dates or if I have to take fluids because I’m so sick… I mean it’s going to help tremendously, ”says Erica.
“Just to take their free time to do something like this, no words can describe it. It’s just touching, ”adds Chad Bryant.
“We’re going to do whatever we can,” said Gina Lafferty. “That was our only focus for this is to try to help them. So once this is over, hopefully people will check out the website and donate. If they couldn’t come today ‘ hui and ride if they couldn’t come here today because of work, go to website, donate, donate for a family member, do it in their honor, help this family.
Erica says, “It went beyond anything I could have really dreamed of. It’s incredible.”
If you would like to donate to the Bryant family, visit this link.
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