My son Luke's battle against schizophrenia
Organized by: Doug DeWitt
Russ Burchard helped us out...
October 12, 2016
3 months ago, my brilliant musician son Luke had a psychotic break out of the blue. The doctors think that his break was caused by him smoking pot that unbeknownst to him had been laced with an unknown substance. We don't know when or if he will make it back to us. He has started to respond to medication. He has days where he is lucid, but then regresses. He is 30 years old. In one of his good days last week, he said he really wanted to build a cafe racer with me. I've built a couple, one with his help. He won't ride a bike because he fell off once and it hurt--no bones broken, but some good scrapes and bruises. But, he wants the relationship with me that we had on the other build. I'm not in the same financial position I was when I built the other two. I make 12.50 an hour. Don't get me wrong; we are paying the bills, we have our house and car, and food, just not what it would take to put a bike together. I could do it a part at a time, but there wouldn't be any therapeutic benefit to Luke that way. I want to be able to get right to the deconstruction and build with him. If he's better when it's done, he can ride it, or we can sell it. It's no emergency. The bike thing is the only thing he's responded to that I can really do. That's all. If you have a bike or parts you want to donate, I'd rather do that than money, but after my last two builds, I know the costs involved in a simple build. Either way would be a blessing. Just so you know, I already have a bike I love to ride, the last one of my builds, an 87 bmw k75s, so I am not at all looking for a free motorcycle. This is his deal. It is the build we need. Not the bike itself, though that in itself would be a bonus. All I need is just a little help to get us going as soon as we can. God bless you for your donation, and if you can't donate, thanks for taking the time to read this.