STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — More than 100 motorcycles roared down a Huguenot street Tuesday evening for Rocco Gabriel DiMaggio, a 2-year-old boy who beat the coronavirus (COVID-19) and is currently battling stage-four neuroblastoma.
Flanked by the FDNY and the NYPD, Bikers Against Child Abuse (BACA) and Rolling Thunder Chapter Two rolled past Rocco Gabriel’s home on Arbutus Way as the 2-year-old, donning a biker vest that reads “Terrible Two’s Tricycle Club” and a Spider Man mask, waved to the hundreds who came out to support him.
“This is a collaboration of a lot of the motorcycle community, but it’s for the welfare of a child,” said Bob Sabatino, 50, a member of Rolling Thunder Chapter Two. “This is a strong boy going through a lot, family going through a lot. He’s got the strength of Spider Man.”
After a few phone calls and Facebook Posts, Contreras said the massive community support was “a beautiful thing.”
Santos Ballina, 62, a Todt Hill resident and a member of BACA, said the strong showing was evident of “a very strong community” in the borough.
“We come out in full force,” Ballina said.
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Source: Silive by Joseph Ostapiuk