This is T.J.
T.J. is 16 years old.
He likes Sweet and Sour soup and wants to be a tattoo artist when he grows up.
But T.J. isn’t like any other teenager.
He is deaf-and has been spending his summer in a hospital roon at UMC.
“We might be kind of scruffier looking, tattooed,”
Saturday the Dirty Gringos motorcycle club donated their time and toys to the sick kids at UMC.
“We are doing a Chrome and Crayons event,”
Tyler Sparks, or Fester as he is known in the club, said it is important to show these kids some love.
“Let these kids know that people are thinking about them not around the holidays,”
This is the first time the Dirty Gringos have partnered with UMC for Chrome and Crayons.
“One of our brothers, Blind Dog, he has been kind of sitting on this idea awhile,”
“We were looking for a fundraiser this year and he brought this up and it is a great idea.”
But the bikers said they had a great time picking out the toys.
“We’re big kids,”
While the toys donated are probably better for the kids younger than T.J. – the sunshine and the company were a nice break until he gets out.
“It’s a great feeling to see a big smile on these kids faces,”