When a nurse shared a picture of her daughter’s lemonade stand on Facebook, she didn’t expect that 30 bikers would come revving up on their block to drop by.
It all began in September of last year when Daryn Sturch and her daughter, Bryanne, came across a serious accident involving multiple motorcycles on State Road 19 near Denver, Indiana.
“I’m a nurse and saw several motorcycles were involved,” Daryn said. “I told my daughter I need to help and ran up to assist.” She pulled up and saw the horrifying scene. It looked like one of them had lost control and their motorbikes got tangled.
She parked her car a bit far from it so Bryanne wouldn’t see, then she ran towards the injured bikers and saw how severely wounded they were.
As a nurse, Daryn was accustomed to taking care of people, so she comforted the five bikers – three men and two women – who were involved in the accident until paramedics arrived.
Some of them needed to be airlifted and fortunately, all of them survived.
When the bikers recovered, they reached out to her and thanked her for what she did. That’s when Daryn learned that they were affiliated with a group called Milwaukee Iron. “I just got a flood of messages from them, thanking me,” she recalled. Daryn and the bikers kept in touch through Facebook.
Fast forward to one year after the incident, she shared a photo of Bryanne’s lemonade stand outside their home.
She wrote: “Lemonade stand currently open in Chili for interested parties…”
One of the bikers expressed interest in dropping by, but little did she know that 30 of them would be coming to visit! It was the their way of thanking her personally for what she had done for their people the previous year.
“I had no idea how many there would be and they were so generous,” she said. “She was charging $1, and I bet every one of them gave a $5 or $10 or $20. [Bryanne] was as happy as she could be.”
Some of those who came were the same people she assisted a year ago, including the one she’s hugging in the photo below. She remembered that this biker was so badly injured that she was afraid he won’t survive.
“I feared for his life,” Daryn said. “This was the first time I’ve seen him since that day.”
Not only did they cheer up the little girl’s day, but the visit became a sort of reunion between Daryn and the bikers she helped.
“Not only did they make my daughter’s lemonade stand unforgettable, but reuniting with these people and seeing how well they are doing was such a fantastic surprise!” Daryn said.
With her story going viral, Daryn wants to send a message out to the world, especially for those who tend to be prejudiced towards bikers.
“They’re the nicest people. I want everyone to know how amazing they are,” she said.
What the Milwaukee Iron did was a beautiful show of gratitude to the woman who comforted their people in times of need.
It is heartwarming to know that they chose to thank her this way – by showing up and making her daughter feel important. It truly is one of the sweetest gesture of appreciation that we’ve ever seen!