Quantcast

Tyreik Gadsden receives special visit from fellow fans of Cowboy - Live5News.com | Charleston, SC | News, Weather, Sports

Tyreik Gadsden receives special visit from fellow fans of Cowboys and motorcycles

Source: Live 5 News Source: Live 5 News
Tyreik Gadsden (Photo source: Live 5) Tyreik Gadsden (Photo source: Live 5)
Tyreik Gadsden (Photo source: National Action Network) Tyreik Gadsden (Photo source: National Action Network)
MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (WCSC) -

The Dallas Cowboys of Carolina Fan Club came together for a Meet and Greet, Membership Sign-Up event, and they decided to honor a very courageous young person. The event was at IV Stones in Mt. Pleasant. 

Tyreik Gadsden, the 5-year-old boy who was paralyzed from the waist down after being shot in the back in May, is a big fan of The Cowboys, and motorcycles.

After learning this from Tyreik's aunt who is a member of the Fan Club, other members and local motorcycle clubs decided to come out to "show Tyreik some love," as the Fan Club's Facebook page states.

"We just thought it was going to be something small," says Tyreik's aunt, Vanessa Hamilton. "I guess we don't know how big Tyreik really is."

What started as a meet and greet for the club turned out to be a special day for Tyreik. The leader of the Fan Club, Marsha Reese wanted to see this through.

"He's a cowboy fan so we figured we can come out and do something positive and make him happy," says Reese.

Motorcyclists from the lowcountry showed up in support and 5-year-old Tyreik got all geared up for a moment on the bike.

"It was good to see him smiling, but I'm a Jaguar fan myself.  I'm not going to hold it against the little man that he's a cowboys fan," says a motorcyclist jokingly, who goes by Old School. 

Tyreik couldn't take his eyes of the motorcycles as they arrived.

"We always love putting a smile on the kids face when they hear our engines rev up," says Old School.

And Tyreik's smile is something you can't miss.

"He was always smiling," says Reese. "I mean I'm just like lost for words because for a little boy to be in pain so much he doesn't even show it."

The Fan Club will continue to support Tyreik and his family by selling t-shirts. All proceeds will go towards the Tyreik Gadsden Miracle Fund. His aunt says the family is thankful for the support.

"We're overwhelmed because we didn't think this many people were going to turn out," says Hamilton. 

Tyreik Gadsden Miracle Fund: http://www.gofundme.com/ws77a2g.

Copyright 2015 WCSC. All rights reserved. 

  • NEWS LocalNEWSMore>>

  • President Trump arrives in South Carolina to tour Florence damage

    President Trump arrives in South Carolina to tour Florence damage

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 12:23 PM EDT2018-09-19 16:23:29 GMT
    President Donald Trump is visiting the Carolinas in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence. (Source: CNN/Pool)President Donald Trump is visiting the Carolinas in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence. (Source: CNN/Pool)

    The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to the Carolinas to review Hurricane Florence damage (all times local):

    More >>

    The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to the Carolinas to review Hurricane Florence damage (all times local):

    More >>
  • Charleston police looking for missing runaway teen

    Charleston police looking for missing runaway teen

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 1:22 PM EDT2018-09-19 17:22:02 GMT
    Keyonna Felder was last seen Sept. 17 (Source: Charleston PD)Keyonna Felder was last seen Sept. 17 (Source: Charleston PD)
    Keyonna Felder was last seen Sept. 17 (Source: Charleston PD)Keyonna Felder was last seen Sept. 17 (Source: Charleston PD)

    Charleston police are asking for the public's help to find a missing teenager.  Keyonna Latriece Felder, 16, was last seen at 1385 Ashley River Road in Apartment C on Sept. 17 at 1 p.m. She was last seen by her mother on Sept. 11. 

    More >>

    Charleston police are asking for the public's help to find a missing teenager.  Keyonna Latriece Felder, 16, was last seen at 1385 Ashley River Road in Apartment C on Sept. 17 at 1 p.m. She was last seen by her mother on Sept. 11. 

    More >>
  • Army Corps grants final approval for Waterfront Park expansion

    Army Corps grants final approval for Waterfront Park expansion

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 11:42 AM EDT2018-09-19 15:42:05 GMT
    The renovated park will have 400 more feet of space along the Riverwalk (Source: Lowe Construction)The renovated park will have 400 more feet of space along the Riverwalk (Source: Lowe Construction)
    The renovated park will have 400 more feet of space along the Riverwalk (Source: Lowe Construction)The renovated park will have 400 more feet of space along the Riverwalk (Source: Lowe Construction)

    The Army Corps of Engineers has given the go-ahead for the planned expansion of Joe Riley Waterfront Park. DHEC and the Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management had already issued the state permits in May. 

    More >>

    The Army Corps of Engineers has given the go-ahead for the planned expansion of Joe Riley Waterfront Park. DHEC and the Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management had already issued the state permits in May. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly