A community, from all walks of life, comes together to say goodbye to 14-year-old Teegan.
In this AmoMama article we share the touching story of Teegan Sakaguchi who passed away after losing his battle to a rare, life-threatening disease.
Teegan, who had a tremendous love for motorcycles, is mourned by so many in his community, and no one more so than the local biker groups.
Teegan was only 14 when he lost his battle to Propionic Acedemia, a rare metabolic disease that prohibits the digestion of proteins.
The disease ultimately leads to underdeveloped muscles, and in Teegan's case brain damage. On the 1st of May earlier this year, the disease had finally claimed his life.
"Despite this compromised life Teegan was given filled with large challenges, Teegan was the happiest and strongest little boy."
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Young Teegan has since the earliest age had a love for motorcycles, and since his father was a motorcycle mechanic, had been around motorcycles for most of his life.
Teegan was well-known and well-loved among the biker groups in the area and they were all deeply saddened by Teegan's death.
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"Teegan always had a love for bikes, and I’m sure to feel that wind in your hair would be the best feeling for him ... I couldn't have asked for a better honor for him."
As Teegan's mother, Aubrey Ashley said, "It was so beautiful." She could not have "asked for a better honor for him."
To see all the biker groups in Idaho come together for Teegan's funeral was simply overwhelming for the grieving mother of two.
Teegan leaves behind not only fond memories, but also a legacy. He had in his short time done a great deal to inspire others with the same disease.
One of who was his younger brother, Cohen, who in 2012 had been born with the same disease as Teegan.
Cohen, however, was fortunate enough to undergo a liver transplant which saved his life.
Teegan was a role model to many in his community, and not only to children who suffers the same disease.
His courage and strength had proven an inspiration for the toughest among us, for the bikers who had felt compelled to honor his death in a fashion that Teegan would have loved.
If Teegan's story had touched you as much as it did us, please share it, and please keep his memory alive.
If you know of any similar stories, we would love to hear from you. Please join us in the comments below and tell us what you thought of these bikers' fantastic show of compassion.