Truckers Rally To Give 6-Year-Old “Special Needs” Boy The Day Of His Life
Kahoka, Missouri – Dozens of truckers joined together on Saturday to give a 6-year-old Missouri boy the day of his life.
Bentlee McGeehon loves semi-trucks, according to his mother Alisha Leasman-McGeehon.
Alisha recently reached out to friends and a few trucking groups on Facebook asking truckers to send pictures of big rigs to cheer Bentlee up.
She wrote, “He (Bentlee) broke his femur and had to rods put in his leg and now they think he had a stroke at some point. He would love to cover a wall in with different kinds of semis.”
Alisha says Bentlee, who has “special needs,” calls semi-trucks “beep beeps,” and gets a thrill out of truckers honking their horns for him.
After posting about Bentlee on social media, hundreds of truckers began replying with pictures of big rigs.
Bentlee’s story captured the interest of many, including trucker John Miller.
However, Miller wanted to do more than simply send pictures of semi-trucks.
He wanted Bentlee to experience them for himself.
So, according to local news outlet WGEM, Miller began organizing an event to surprise Bentlee.
They called it “Beep Beeps For Bentlee.”
On Saturday, July 6, 38 truckers along with Bentlee’s friends and family members, gathered at the Clark County fairgrounds for a day the youngster will never forget.
Bentlee got to experience the “beep beeps” first-hand and even take a spin around the fairgrounds track in his favorite semi-trucks.
Alisha shared photos and videos of the event, writing, “He had an amazing day.”
It’s yet another beautiful reminder of the difference truckers are making in so many communities around the U.S.
Well done drivers!
(Images shared courtesy of Alisha Leasman-McGeehon/Facebook)
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