Volunteer firefighter with cerebral palsy gets surprise from Conn. bikers

SURFSIDE BEACH, SC (WBTW) – A Surfside Beach Fire volunteer received a special surprise today.

Roy Luther, a volunteer firefighter with cerebral palsy, needs a new wheelchair. Today firefighters from Connecticut came down to donate money to make his dream come true. This new wheelchair will allow him to stand up completely.

The Raging Knights Firefighters Motorcycle Club donated $1,700 to Roy after seeing his story on Facebook. Roy volunteers with Surfside Beach and Myrtle Beach Fire Departments and he said he couldn’t be more thankful for the firefighters today.

This is what brotherhood is all about,” said Luther.

“People talk about the fire service and the brotherhood. This is what it’s all about. We’re there for our communities, but we’re also there for each other.”

The Raging Knights Firefighters Motorcycle Club welcomed Roy with open arms.

“If you’re a firefighter, you’re automatically a brother or sister wherever you go,” said the club’s president, AJ Boraski. Luther even has a nickname with the club. They now call him “Hot Wheels,” and he is going to get a patch with that name on his firefighter uniform. 

Luther said he is looking to take a trip to visit the Raging Knights in Connecticut one day, and he continually expressed his thanks for their kind act. “I appreciate them so much and I love them all very much,” said Luther. 

You can support Roy here on his Go Fund Me page.