KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- To lots of young boys and girls- the sound of a roaring motorcycle can be pretty exciting. It was the loud roar that first attracted Caden McGuire to Harley-Davidson, and he was quickly hooked.
Thursday night Caden got to take some time away from what's been a rough ride, to have the ride of his life.
It was the little things that made Caden light up on Thursday at Worth Harley-Davidson. The nine-year-old loves everything Harley, from cups to belt buckles, and he got it all.
But Caden doesn't often get to have days like this.
"We got told he only had a 20 percent chance of making it and I don't listen to them. My son's a fighter," said Caden's Mom, Crystal Shoemaker.
Shoemaker explained he started fighting a brain tumor, Medullablastoma, when he was five. After more than a year of treatment, Caden was cancer free for three years. In January 2014 the cancer was back, seven spots found on his spine.
Looking at him surrounded by all things Harley, however, Caden's never looked happier, and neither have the people who made this all happen.
"It's better than Christmas. I will not have this much fun at Christmas," said Rick Worth, owner of Worth Harley-Davidson.
Shoemaker can hardly believe the kindness of strangers who heard what Caden was going through and arranged all this.
"It's just amazing. Words can't express just how I feel right now. It's touching that everyone opens up to him," Shoemaker said.
"Thank you very much and I appreciate it," said Caden.
While the thank yous are nice, they're not needed.
"It did make his day, and I'm so happy it did," Worth said.
Caden's unstoppable grin says it all. He's riding off with memories to last a lifetime. Caden's family just moved into a new apartment, so the Harley gear will decorate his room. His mom is a single mother who is raising Caden and his little sister.
She says she can't find work because of Caden's treatment schedule, and has to rely on friends and family to get them to the hospital since she no longer has a car. That's part of the reason why she was so touched when strangers offered to help.