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Big Bad Bikers Deliver Toys To CHOC Before Christmas

Christmas Eve. It's a time to wonder. The reason for the season.

Just because my Dad was a minister, though, doesn't mean you'll hear that here. But it's just an intro - get you into the mood and into the picture.

This morning, over 1,100 Harley bikers, yours truly included, met at Orange County Harley Davidson at 9:00 a.m., loaded the trucks and bikes (KCAL 9 video) and drove.

To CHOC - Children's Hospital of Orange County, and delivered in excess of 26,000 toys.

Approximately 200 children who are getting cancer treatment over Christmas, transplants and critical medical care got toys personally delivered by the bikers. Those who couldn't come downstairs will get theirs tomorrow. Santa left a sack of toys outside each room tonight, to be discovered tomorrow morning.

As for the rest of the toys, they're put into storage and then doled out throughout the year to any child who receives treatment at the hospital.

It was something else to see big, burly bikers kneel down to greet kids in hospital gowns trailing IV trees, complete with computers. The big boys would say, "Merry Christmas" and hand over a toy.

It was something even more to see the kids' eyes widen, and their smiles broaden when they sat on our bikes, and all the while the Harley riders silently knew why the kids were in there over Christmas, and that some wouldn't make it to next Christmas.

There wasn't a dry eye among the bikers.

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