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Motorcycle riding club helps veteran bound to wheelchair after accident

Posted at 5:34 AM, Mar 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-09 06:34:18-04

WACO, TX — A group bikers in Waco have made it their mission to help those less fortunate.

The riding club "Sin Suerte" helped out a local veteran who has been down on his luck after a tragic motorcycle accident.

66-year-old Steven Chavez is a Navy veteran who rode a motorcycle for over 40 years until an accident 8 years ago.

"I worked at the VA hospital in Waco, and I was on my way to work, and I got run over by an 18 wheeler," says Chavez.

The accident left him bound to a wheelchair, and his life hasn't been the same since.

"My wife has been through a lot. A lot of people don't realize it's not just my accident - its her accident also," says Chavez.

Because of his condition, Chavez says his house fell into disrepair.

But through a mutual love for riding motorcycles, he met members of the "Sin Suerte" riding club. Without question, they got to work.

"My guys are normal guys. We got a couple that work for Mars; we have another guy that works with metal; we have a couple of veterans, mechanic, a barber," says Sin Suerte President Steve Felan.

Felan says his riding club has a passion for service and helping people like Chavez free of charge.

"If we're able, and we have the time and the resources we'll help anybody out that we can," says Felan.

Sin Suerte has been helping Chavez out for the last 3 months by cleaning out and organizing his garage, taking care of landscaping on his property and putting together new patio furniture.

"Just seeing what we can do for Steve and his wife is just the best part. Just seeing the look on his face is the best part," says fellow veteran and Sin Suerte road captain Andrew Morgan.

The group's motto is "helping brothers and serving others," and their work is not done.

"Sin Suerte, since they came into my life, I don't know what I'd do without them now," Chavez said.

And they're looking for more opportunities where they can help people in need.

"It gives me a warm heart," Chavez said. "It gives me pride to know that they're out there. It shows that humanity still has a heart."

If you or someone you know could use the group's help, you can contact them on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Sin.Suerte.Waco/