Bikers raise money for family of brain cancer patient who turned to Problem Solvers

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LIBERTY, Mo. -- Bikers came together Saturday to raise money for the family of a 14-year-old who fell victim to brain cancer.

Not only did Rhett Hall have to battle cancer, but his family also had to fight to make sure they got money from a previous fundraiser.

A flag football tournament was held and T shirts were sold to Rally for Rhett. All money was supposed to go to help Rhett enjoy perhaps his final days.
Weeks went by, and the boy had never received the proceeds until Fox 4 Problem Solvers stepped in.

After seeing the story, Justin Wilson, who lived in the same town of Mound City, Mo. town came up with the idea of a motorcycle and car show.

“They kind of got mistreated on a prior event, I didn’t want them to have a sour taste on fundraising events,” Wilson said.

The plan was to have Rhett judge the entries.

“I thought it would be an amazing thing for Rhett to attend and be a Judge. I thought it would be great because he loves motorcycles, unfortunately Rhett passed away about 30 days ago,” Angie Hall said.

So his little brother Rhylan took over.

“We told him he had to think like his brother and judge like Rhett would have wanted to," Hall said.

“On this bike you’ll see you have levers, which will control the hydraulics to lower it,” Rhylan Hall said as he looked at a motorcycle.

There were 40 entries at $10 a piece, donation buckets, and a 50/50 raffle. After the raffle winner donated his money back into the pot, they announced they had raised $2,752 to help with funeral and medical expenses.

This time there was no waiting, or wondering if the check was really in the mail, it was all cash. Left crying after her experience with a youth sports organization, this time Hall was in tears hugging the burly bikers.

“You never want to judge a book by its cover. They look mean and gruff and are actually kind-hearted people whenever you need them,” Hall said.

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