By Tiffany Pelt - email
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) – It was an unusual sight at Covenant's Children Hospital Tuesday night as the leather wearing, bike revving, Booze Fighters Motorcycle Club took over the intensive care unit bringing families Thanksgiving dinner.
"We're going to try to bring them a dinner this holiday season, and maybe bring some smiles their face," said Hunter, a member of Lubbock's Booze Fighters. The members of the club raised money through a chili cook off to buy traditional Thanksgiving meals for three families with children staying in the hospital over the holidays.
"Some of these children that we're bringing the food to haven't been home in quite some time, so being able to enjoy a meal is what's really going to be special for them," said Diane Johnson, a club member.
Of the three families two of the children have heart conditions, and the other child is recovering from a bad car accident. "If it wasn't for them bringing the food up, and actually providing the meal with all the stuff to go along with it, they would just skip right through the holidays. We see that happen a lot, so this is very, very special to us," said Amy Peck, a Child Life specialist with Covenant.
Brenda Cruz's family received one of those dinners. "It was overwhelming to have somebody bring thanksgiving dinner to us," said Brenda. Her two-month-old daughter is suffering from heart complications, and Brenda stays at the hospital day after day. She only gets to see the rest of her family every other weekend.
"My husband and my kids will be leaving back to Odessa tomorrow, so they won't be able to have thanksgiving dinner with me," said Brenda. "So it's exciting for them to be able to be here and have this time with me."
This is the first time the Booze Fighters have done this act of kindness, but they say it is something they'll try to do again next year. "If we can do anything to help bring some normalcy to their lives, then that's what we'd like to do," said Hunter.
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