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Man battling aggressive cancer gets final wish of one last motorcycle ride

Posted at 5:18 PM, Aug 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-17 17:18:11-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - At 57 years old, Craig Brunner says many of his favorite memories took place on his bike.

"I just miss being on the motorcycle, miss our trips, miss that open air," his wife, Diane Brunner, told WDAF.

After being diagnosed with an aggressive cancer, he was forced to stay off his motorcycle. But he wanted one last ride.

Holding his wife's hand, Craig Brunner takes his final motorcycle ride.

On Thursday night, Crossroads Hospice and Worth Harley Davidson helped grant his wish. Brunner joined his wife back in the saddle for the first time in nearly two years.

"Unbelievable that it's really coming true, that I get to go for a ride," he said.

Brunner said the excitement made all his aches and pains fade away.

"For two years we've been fighting this cancer, and we really have not been able to do much. So to have this opportunity is just awesome," Brunner said.

Dozens of other Harley Davidson riders joined them for the trip. The group ended the evening at Worth Harley Davidson's Bike Night.

Battling aggressive cancer, Craig Brunner takes his final ride with dozens of other motorcycle riders on Aug. 16, 2018.