More than 30 bikers escorted an Idaho mom to her son’s funeral. Aubrey Ashley, a brave mom of 2 from Idaho Falls, watched her oldest son Teegan Keith Sakaguchi die in her arms last week. Sadly, he lost a battle with a lifelong disease.
Teegan was only 14. Shortly after his birth he was diagnosed with propionic acidemia, a rare disorder that caused him to lack certain necessary enzymes. His mom was fully aware he would not live to see his later years.
“We just woke up and he was having a hard time breathing and he passed away here at home,” she told InsideEdition.com. “It was just his time.”
When it came time to attend his funeral, local biker groups including The Litas Idaho Falls, Bikers for Christ and the Grand Teton HOG Chapter paraded behind her car on the way to the funeral, supporting her through her grief.
“A lot of people in the community knew him,” she explained. “[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. He was kind of a wild child, so I’m sure it was just nice to hear that roar for him. I couldn’t have asked for a better honor.”
Ashley said she and her ex-husband — Teegan’s dad — started working at Harley-Davidson in 2005. He continues to be a motorcycle mechanic at an Arizona dealership, while she eventually quit to take care of Teegan full time.
Check out the video report from CBS8.