Take this example! Jon Brough is a Police Sergeant whose life took a radical turn after he was shot in the face by a murder suspect who he had followed in 2006. After two years of medical attention both from medics and his wife Wendy, the ex Sergeant is about to accomplish its dream of getting back on the saddle after he had won a safety kit.
The kit involves a driver (in this case Jon’s wife, Wendy) which is supposed to ride along the sightless person and constantly give him indications of speed, direction, etc.
But how did the 50-years-old win this awesome kit? A member of the Blue Knights International Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club, Brough was entered by members of the group in a competition for a kit for a Lehman Trike, a three-wheeled vehicle with a passenger seat. Motorcycle enthusiast and comedian Jay Leno will present the kit in a ceremony in California (so that is why we can’t yet show pictures of it, not that we have them).
But as the whole point is to ride an actual bike, the Blue Knights are raising funds for buying a 2008 Honda Gold wing and adapting the kit on it. You can also contribute by making checks payable to Blue Knights Illinois Chapter 14 and send them to BK IL 14, P.O. Box 24353, Belleville, Ill. 62223, with “Jon Brough Bike Fund” on the memo line.
It is amazing how nowadays technology and innovation can practically beat someone’s faith. A few years ago, we’ve seen a similar story only that the blind person drove a sport car up to its top speed along its father driving another car while constantly giving him indications. From that we’ve learned that such things can only be done in a straight line, especially when it comes to a motorcycle.