An Independence Hospice Care patient will have a wish granted Wednesday afternoon by the Heart’s Desire program. Click to hear KMZU’s Sarah Scott speak with Administrator Sandy Lowrance:
Grandview Deputy Chief of Police offered to take William Thome on his Harley-Davidson motorcycle, which has a sidecar. Several area motorcycling organizations will accompany Thome on the ride. Thome raced motorcycles in Hawaii for a portion of his life. His ride will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday.
Press Release from the Heartland Hospice:
William “Bill” Thome will feel the wind on his face again as he takes one more ride on a Harley Davidson motorcycle as part of Hearland Hospice of Kansas City’s Heart’s Desire program. During a routine visit with his social worker, Bill was asked if he had a Heart’s Desire. Without blinking, he stated that he wanted to ride a Harley Davidson motorcycle again.
Dean Hutson, Deputy Chief of Police for the Grandview, Missouri police, stepped forward to offer his services and his Harley with a sidecar. With the help and cooperation of the staff of Carmel Hills Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, the team at Heartland hospice of Kansas City, Dean Hutson and many others in the community, Bill will get to experience his Heart’s Desire. Gate Keepers, Patriots and other motorcyclists have volunteered to accompany Mr. Thome on his ride.
WHO: Bill Thome lived in Hawaii and raced Harley Davidson motorcycles on quarter mile tracks at speeds approaching 120 miles per hour.
WHAT: Bill Thome will take a ride on a Harley.
WHEN: Wednesday, August 29th, 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: The ride begins at Carmel Hills Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, located at 810 E. Walnut Street, Independence, MO 64050
CONTACT: Sandy Doyle-Lowrance, RN, Administrator of Heartland Hospice, 816.645.2271