January 26th, 2018, Connor Willaford, 22, set out on a ride on his Harley that would forever change his life. As he sat in front of his house, waiting to turn into his driveway, he was hit from behind by a distracted driver going approximately 65 mph. She never saw him, never hit her brakes. Connor was thrown into the air, up and over her vehicle, and landed on the pavement in front of oncoming traffic. Luckily he was wearing a good helmet as he suffered no severe head injuries. However he did sustain several broken ribs, broken hips, a broken leg, broken back, and a severe spinal cord injury resulting in paralysis from his waist down. He spent 2 weeks in the ICU at Kennestone Hospital and was then transported to The Shepherd Center in Atlanta until his release on April 10th, 2018. Ambria, his girlfriend, never left his side. She slept every night in a recliner beside his bed, tending to him throughout the night. Now, she is his full time caregiver, taking him to therapy 6 hours a day, 5 days a week.
THIS SATURDAY!!! RAIN OR SHINE!!! We are hosting a Poker Run and a Car/Bike Show on July 14, 2018. The event will be held in the parking lot of Electric Cowboy located at 1750 N. Roberts Rd, Kennesaw. The Poker Run will begin at 10:00 when the first bike rolls out. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. for the Poker Run. The Car/Bike Show will run 10-5 with Registration opening at 9:00 for Show Cars and Bikes. You may register early for either event by emailing registration form to Kimberleederry@rideforconnor.org. Forms can be found under the Ride For Connor Tab at the top of the page.
Our goal is to raise the funds needed to provide Connor with his dream truck equipped with hand controls and wheelchair accessibility.
We need your help! Whether you can donate your time, dollars, or Silent Auction items, this can not happen without you! Please contact us and let us know what you can do! Every little bit helps! Silent Auction forms are found under the Ride For Connor tab.
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goal of $70,000 to purchase Connor a truck that is modified for him to drive. Your generous donation will help us meet our goal.