Motorcyclists showed their support for a dear friend in Grand ForksGrand Forks, ND (WDAY TV) -- Friends are giving back to Sally Leddige, who was in a motorcycle crash about a month ago. Sally was a woman who has helped so many others.
By: Meagan Millage, WDAZ, WDAY
Grand Forks, ND (WDAY TV) -- Friends are giving back to Sally Leddige, who was in a motorcycle crash about a month ago. Sally was a woman who has helped so many others.
Sally Leddige: "got up Sunday morning to come home and we were out by Elton and I was riding and all of a sudden the next thing I knew I was in the ditch."
Sally Leddige's 25th trip to Sturgis ended with a week in a Bismarck hospital. Leddige crashed her motorcycle on the way home from the trip with her husband Tony. She suffered 5 broken ribs, a punctured lung, a broken collar bone, broken arm, and received stitches in her head. But she says, she feels blessed thanks to friends and family.
Sally: "I mean, I thought you know, I'm just Sally, I'm just another person that is in this world. And it's- my heart is so filled with love right now, I'm just, I tell you what, it’s unbelievable."
Leddige has managed the Broken Drum Bar for six years. During that time, she has hosted countless benefits and bike runs with help from a group of friends called A Wing and a Prayer.
Sally: "I just try to do what I can for everybody because I know people need help and I just never thought I'd be on the other side."
Around 300 bikes took place in today's run and even more people showed up for tonight's benefit. Friends of Sally say they aren't surprised by the large turnout because Sally is the type of person who would lend a hand to anyone in need.
Dennis Ellingson, Fargo: "she's the best. She'd do anything for you, for anyone, you know. She's just that kind of person."
Sally: "yeah, I'm a lucky one. I've got a lot of living to do yet, you know. I'm living that dream yet man and I'm not going anywhere."
And friends are thankful for that...
A Wing and A Prayer (group): "ride Sally ride!!!!"
Leddige will be out of work for another month. The benefit raised tens of thousands of dollars for her medical expenses.