A reason to ride


Local motorcycle groups surprise eighth-grader for last day of school

Danielle Butler looks at the motorcycle vest she was given by members of the Midwest Drifters and Brothers of the Son Ministry Friday morning, which was the last day of school for students in the Sedalia School District 200. More than 70 members of the two associations turned out to take Butler and five of her friends on a ride to Green Ridge. Butler, an eighth grade student, has been battling bone cancer since she was a little girl and said she always wanted to take a motorcycle ride.


Hope Lecchi | Democrat

Donnie Hayworth, left, of the Brothers of the Sons Ministry, stands with Danni Butler shortly before getting on Hayworth’s motorcycle for their ride. Butler said she almost cried when she saw the large group of bikers, family and friends who arrived at Smith-Cotton Junior High to surprise her Friday morning. According to Jerry Jones, one of the event organizers, they had been planning the surprise for Butler for more than two months. Butler had no idea her dream of taking a bike ride would come true Friday morning.


Hope Lecchi | Democrat

Danni Butler and her friend Nhatniya Corney are all smiles as they watch four of their friends have helmets fitted and get on the backs of motorcycles as they prepare to take a ride to Green Ridge and then back to Sedalia Friday morning. The group was expected to arrive at Yeager’s Cycles for a block party fundraiser to help the family pay for Butler’s medical expenses. Butler, who has bone cancer, has had seven surgeries in her treatment. Her most recent surgery was in March.


Hope Lecchi | Democrat

Two members of the Midwest Drifters help Terrell Peck Jr. adjust his helmet before he gets on the back of a bike to ride in support of his friend Danielle Butler on Friday afternoon. Butler’s parents, Jimmi Butler and Leonard Butler, contacted the Midwest Drifters who arranged a motorcycle ride in association with the Brothers of the Sons Ministry for Danielle Butler, who was diagnosed with bone cancer at age 7.


Hope Lecchi | Democrat

Danielle Butler looks back to watch as Donnie Hayworth leads more than 70 members of the Midwest Drifters and the Brothers of the Son Ministry west onto Broadway Boulevard for a bike ride. The ride would take them to Green Ridge and was a surprise for Butler on the last day of school. The riders were planning to arrive at Yeager’s Cycles at 1:30 p.m. for a block party featuring a live band, drawings and a barbecue as a fundraiser to help off-set the cost of Butler’s medical expenses.


Hope Lecchi | Democrat

Danielle Butler looks at the motorcycle vest she was given by members of the Midwest Drifters and Brothers of the Son Ministry Friday morning, which was the last day of school for students in the Sedalia School District 200. More than 70 members of the two associations turned out to take Butler and five of her friends on a ride to Green Ridge. Butler, an eighth grade student, has been battling bone cancer since she was a little girl and said she always wanted to take a motorcycle ride.

Donnie Hayworth, left, of the Brothers of the Sons Ministry, stands with Danni Butler shortly before getting on Hayworth’s motorcycle for their ride. Butler said she almost cried when she saw the large group of bikers, family and friends who arrived at Smith-Cotton Junior High to surprise her Friday morning. According to Jerry Jones, one of the event organizers, they had been planning the surprise for Butler for more than two months. Butler had no idea her dream of taking a bike ride would come true Friday morning.

Danni Butler and her friend Nhatniya Corney are all smiles as they watch four of their friends have helmets fitted and get on the backs of motorcycles as they prepare to take a ride to Green Ridge and then back to Sedalia Friday morning. The group was expected to arrive at Yeager’s Cycles for a block party fundraiser to help the family pay for Butler’s medical expenses. Butler, who has bone cancer, has had seven surgeries in her treatment. Her most recent surgery was in March.

Two members of the Midwest Drifters help Terrell Peck Jr. adjust his helmet before he gets on the back of a bike to ride in support of his friend Danielle Butler on Friday afternoon. Butler’s parents, Jimmi Butler and Leonard Butler, contacted the Midwest Drifters who arranged a motorcycle ride in association with the Brothers of the Sons Ministry for Danielle Butler, who was diagnosed with bone cancer at age 7.

Danielle Butler looks back to watch as Donnie Hayworth leads more than 70 members of the Midwest Drifters and the Brothers of the Son Ministry west onto Broadway Boulevard for a bike ride. The ride would take them to Green Ridge and was a surprise for Butler on the last day of school. The riders were planning to arrive at Yeager’s Cycles at 1:30 p.m. for a block party featuring a live band, drawings and a barbecue as a fundraiser to help off-set the cost of Butler’s medical expenses.

Danielle Butler looks at the motorcycle vest she was given by members of the Midwest Drifters and Brothers of the Son Ministry Friday morning, which was the last day of school for students in the Sedalia School District 200. More than 70 members of the two associations turned out to take Butler and five of her friends on a ride to Green Ridge. Butler, an eighth grade student, has been battling bone cancer since she was a little girl and said she always wanted to take a motorcycle ride.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_tsd052816bikeride1.jpgDanielle Butler looks at the motorcycle vest she was given by members of the Midwest Drifters and Brothers of the Son Ministry Friday morning, which was the last day of school for students in the Sedalia School District 200. More than 70 members of the two associations turned out to take Butler and five of her friends on a ride to Green Ridge. Butler, an eighth grade student, has been battling bone cancer since she was a little girl and said she always wanted to take a motorcycle ride. Hope Lecchi | Democrat

Donnie Hayworth, left, of the Brothers of the Sons Ministry, stands with Danni Butler shortly before getting on Hayworth’s motorcycle for their ride. Butler said she almost cried when she saw the large group of bikers, family and friends who arrived at Smith-Cotton Junior High to surprise her Friday morning. According to Jerry Jones, one of the event organizers, they had been planning the surprise for Butler for more than two months. Butler had no idea her dream of taking a bike ride would come true Friday morning.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_tsd052816bikeride2.jpgDonnie Hayworth, left, of the Brothers of the Sons Ministry, stands with Danni Butler shortly before getting on Hayworth’s motorcycle for their ride. Butler said she almost cried when she saw the large group of bikers, family and friends who arrived at Smith-Cotton Junior High to surprise her Friday morning. According to Jerry Jones, one of the event organizers, they had been planning the surprise for Butler for more than two months. Butler had no idea her dream of taking a bike ride would come true Friday morning. Hope Lecchi | Democrat

Danni Butler and her friend Nhatniya Corney are all smiles as they watch four of their friends have helmets fitted and get on the backs of motorcycles as they prepare to take a ride to Green Ridge and then back to Sedalia Friday morning. The group was expected to arrive at Yeager’s Cycles for a block party fundraiser to help the family pay for Butler’s medical expenses. Butler, who has bone cancer, has had seven surgeries in her treatment. Her most recent surgery was in March.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_tsd052816bikeride3.jpgDanni Butler and her friend Nhatniya Corney are all smiles as they watch four of their friends have helmets fitted and get on the backs of motorcycles as they prepare to take a ride to Green Ridge and then back to Sedalia Friday morning. The group was expected to arrive at Yeager’s Cycles for a block party fundraiser to help the family pay for Butler’s medical expenses. Butler, who has bone cancer, has had seven surgeries in her treatment. Her most recent surgery was in March. Hope Lecchi | Democrat

Two members of the Midwest Drifters help Terrell Peck Jr. adjust his helmet before he gets on the back of a bike to ride in support of his friend Danielle Butler on Friday afternoon. Butler’s parents, Jimmi Butler and Leonard Butler, contacted the Midwest Drifters who arranged a motorcycle ride in association with the Brothers of the Sons Ministry for Danielle Butler, who was diagnosed with bone cancer at age 7.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_tsd052816bikeride4.jpgTwo members of the Midwest Drifters help Terrell Peck Jr. adjust his helmet before he gets on the back of a bike to ride in support of his friend Danielle Butler on Friday afternoon. Butler’s parents, Jimmi Butler and Leonard Butler, contacted the Midwest Drifters who arranged a motorcycle ride in association with the Brothers of the Sons Ministry for Danielle Butler, who was diagnosed with bone cancer at age 7. Hope Lecchi | Democrat

Danielle Butler looks back to watch as Donnie Hayworth leads more than 70 members of the Midwest Drifters and the Brothers of the Son Ministry west onto Broadway Boulevard for a bike ride. The ride would take them to Green Ridge and was a surprise for Butler on the last day of school. The riders were planning to arrive at Yeager’s Cycles at 1:30 p.m. for a block party featuring a live band, drawings and a barbecue as a fundraiser to help off-set the cost of Butler’s medical expenses.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_tsd062816bikeride5.jpgDanielle Butler looks back to watch as Donnie Hayworth leads more than 70 members of the Midwest Drifters and the Brothers of the Son Ministry west onto Broadway Boulevard for a bike ride. The ride would take them to Green Ridge and was a surprise for Butler on the last day of school. The riders were planning to arrive at Yeager’s Cycles at 1:30 p.m. for a block party featuring a live band, drawings and a barbecue as a fundraiser to help off-set the cost of Butler’s medical expenses. Hope Lecchi | Democrat
Local motorcycle groups surprise eighth-grader for last day of school
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