WATCH: Goshen boy suffering from rare disease gets surprise visit from motorcycle club
Bringing joy to a stranger – A local motorcycle group organized a surprise for a Goshen boy on Thursday.
The 10-year-old suffers from a rare disease called Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
WSBT 22 followed the Blue Knights Motorcycle Club to the 10-year-old's home.
More than 20 bikers traveled from Elkhart to Goshen to meet Marcus Turner.
And Marcus and his father were surprised.
“I knew that there was something going on but I didn’t realize the size of it. That was awesome,” said father Jarid Turner.
One-by-one bikers gave gifts like Star Wars Legos and baseball caps.
Blue Knights President James Ballard says he heard about Marcus through a friend.
He says this isn't the first time the group has given back to the community.
“It’s the biker community in general,” said Ballard. “Anytime we can reach out to our community and help them, especially for children or elderly or vets. We always reach out to them.
Turner says the visit means a lot.
“It’s humbling seeing so many complete strangers that are actually willing to go out of their way to show that they do care. It’s an awesome feeling.
Turner wants to thank the group for what they did.
“Thank you so very much and I know just the smallest thing it’s huge in other people’s lives and thank you. We love you all. Thank you.”
During the visit Marcus became part of the biker's brotherhood. The guys told Marcus they will always have his back.
Marcus says the Star Wars Legos was his favorite gift.