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Motorcycle Group Answers Call Of 'Justice For Ashley'

For parents, trouble with a little one has a way of advancing to the top of the priority list. Everything else tends to get put on hold until the trouble is solved.

Unfortunately, not all of the problems are as simple as instilling a bit of parental wisdom to put the matter to rest once and for all. Problems can pop up that are beyond a parent's control, and that can lead mom and dad to be at their wit's end.

That’s the situation that Christine Wastakiewicz found herself in. Her seven-year-old daughter was being victimized by an older bully at school, and it was beyond just mean-spirited slurs being thrown in her direction.

The 11-year-old boy was actually getting physical with her little girl, and she wound up having to go to the hospital to tend to her injuries. The boy was charged with assault and battery, but Christine felt there was even more that needed to be done.

“She has felt that nobody loves her, nobody cares about her. She feels alone,” she explained.

“She is afraid to come outside to play. She has been cooped up most of the summer because she is afraid to come out and play with the fear of being bullied.”

Christine would go on to post a heartfelt message on social media on a page she created that was known as “Justice for Ashley.” She was sincerely looking for some help and tips to help her get through this batch of troubles, but she wound up getting a whole lot more.

The American Veterans Motorcycle Club got wind of the post, and members became determined to help the family out.

“We got word from other brothers at other clubs and we all met,” said member James Dingmon.

“I don’t believe in bullying. Nobody should be bullied."

"We wanted a show of force, that she is loved and she’s got people out here that care for her," he said.

The bikers would meet up with Ashley and her mom at a nearby playground to get a better handle on her story. They were incredibly touched and saddened by the young girl’s plight, but they had a simple message for her: the group had her back, and she was riding with them from now on.

They escorted her back home, and they were even sure to ride by the bully’s house to send a not so subtle message.

John Spencer is a member of the group that was present for the emotional experience, and he posted an update to let people know that justice was now being served.

“We made a difference tonight and helped in the widespread fight against bullying, particularly with a very serious case with a wonderful little 7 year old girl named Ashley, whom has (had) a terrible bully in her neighborhood for quite some time now and has been terrified to play outside her own home after being sent to the E.R. and continuously threatened and hurt,” he wrote.

For Ashley, it was just the confidence boost she needed. She even had a message that she was happy to shout with her new friends: “I’m not scared anymore!”

It sounds like Christine can cross this problem off of her list for the foreseeable future.

Source: Spotlight
Photo: John Ray Spencer, YouTube

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