84 year old sees dream come true with Harley ride

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Monday, September 9, 2013


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ROSWELL, Ga. -- Joan Blacher, 84, was able to fulfill a lifelong dream by riding on the back of a Harley-Davidson motorcycle on Saturday.

An Atlanta-based nonprofit, Second Wind Dreams, made the ride possible with help from Killer Creek Harley in Roswell.

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The Killer Creek Chapter Harley Owners Group #0476 outfitted Blacher in Harley-Davidson regalia, including a biker headband, clothing and temporary tattoos.

The group gave her a lengthy tour of Roswell accompanied by 15 other motorcycles driven by chapter members.

Blacher, a resident of Sunrise at East Cobb, was part of a group of seniors living in more than 137 elder care communities in 40 states across the country who took part in the National Second Winds Dreams Day.

Another senior from East Cobb, Ingrid Mills, also enjoyed her dream of a complete beauty makeover.

Her dream was fulfilled by volunteers with the Beauty Becomes You Foundation.

Second Wind Dreams is a Marietta-based international nonprofit dedicated to changing society's perception of aging through the fulfillment of dreams and educational programs that help caregivers understand the physical and mental challenges facing those with dementia. 

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