Bikers come together to help Buckeye family raise money for wheelchair
BUCKEYE, Ariz. (KSAZ) - Andrew Ochoa was a football player, a seemingly health teen, but two years ago in October of 2016 he suffered a brain injury. The now 20-year-old is bound to a wheelchair and his speech and movement is extremely limited.
"Andrew is a young man. He had a very productive future, he just suffered a brain injury," said Andrew's uncle, Gonzalo Martinez. "It's been pretty difficult, he's been progressing little by little, it's been quite a challenge for the family. God is helping us out."
Andrew lives at a facility full time an hour away from his family in Buckeye. When he visits, there are challenges and that's why last year, a group of bikers held a rally to raise money -- the goal is to put in a wheelchair ramp and widen the doors outside and in.
"It would really help him greatly because it'll help with his rehabilitation by being able to give him more therapy," Martinez said.
A motorcycle rally will be held in Pioneer Park in Peoria on Saturday at 1 p.m.