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08/07/2013 07:33 pm ET

Biker Community Gives Gage Driskell, 11-Year-Old Boy With Brain Cancer, An Unforgettable Birthday (VIDEO)

Gage Driskell, an 11-year-old Idaho boy who is battling brain cancer, had the best birthday last month thanks to an unexpected group of friends.

His one wish this year was to ride a motorcycle, and when local biker legend Dwight Murphy heard that, he rallied 75 members of the Treasure Valley biking community to help make the wish come true, KTVB reports.

Yup, 75!

"In the biker community, all of us know that miracles do happen," Murphy told Gage in KTVB's video, "and you're a miracle in our lives, too."

The gang lavished Gage with dozens of gifts, donations and prayers, and then strapped him into a sidecar to give him an unforgettable ride to his birthday party at a family fun center in Marsing.

Jake Driskell, Gage's father, told KTVB that his son has hundreds of tumors in his spine and his brain. "For him to be doing as well as he is right now, it's a miracle."

Angelyn Wade, a 9-year-old girl from the neighboring city of Meridian, heard of Gage's condition and is planning to help raise funds for his out-of-state treatments. She is organizing a carnival at a local middle school on August 17 on Gage's behalf, according to the Idaho Press-Tribune.

"We'll never give up," Gage's father told KTVB.

We've reported several other stories on biker gangs doing good. When Westboro Baptist Church planned to protest a young Oklahoma tornado victim's funeral, dozens of riders stood guard against them.

And in April, one biker helped an elderly man who took a tumble on the street.

H/T: Buzzfeed, msnNOW

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