Rob Foxx from Connecticut never got a chance to feel the Florida Keys sun on his face, nor the ocean breeze while standing in Key West, even though he always dreamed of it.
He died a year ago on March 3rd of cancer at age 41, and now, a year later, his biker buddies decided they needed to make one last trip with the friend they loved.
“He was 18 years old and mountain climbing when he fell,” Scott Adams, one of his friends, said for FlKeysNews . “He was paralyzed from the waist down. He used to say, ‘I’m not handicapped, I’m just in a wheelchair.’ ”
This accident didn’t stop Robert Eugene Foxx, born Dec. 28, 1975, in Middletown, Ohio, from having a wonderful, fulfilling, active and productive life. His friends say he was adventurous and never feeling down or depressed. They felt like they simply needed to go on this trip with him.
“Five people, we trailered down from Cocoa Beach,” Scott Adams, 53, said of the group from Wallingford, Conn., that drove a truck some 18 hours down from home and then rode their Harley-Davidsons down the eastern seaboard of Florida for eight hours until they reached the end of the road, Key West.
Behind one bike: A long black casket, inside of which were Foxx’s ashes.
Adams said. “It’s not about us, it’s about him. He’s a good kid.”
While in Key West, Foxx’s friends stopped in a few bars for beers. They remembered their friend, and did their best to make good on his wishes unfulfilled in life.
Read more at: FL Keys News
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