TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – 9-year-old Justice Spencer of Terre Haute tragically lost her life last week, when her battle with Fanconi Anemia came to an end.
Justice loved motorcycles, and she would smile and laugh whenever she would see one.
That’s why family, friends and local riders decided to Escort for Justice Spencer.
Three words describe the personality of 9-year-old Justice Spencer. Justice’s grandfather, Jack Higgins says, she’s one of a kind.
“Spitfire, bighearted, and so outgoing,” said Jack Higgins.
Justice loved motorcycles, everything from their looks to the sound of the motors.
Growing up, her family owned a bike, and when they had to sell it, “She cried, and he promised her a ride on it when he got a new one, and she never got it,” said John Higgins, Justice’s Uncle.
When she tragically passed away from Fanconi Anemia, a rare blood disorder, John Higgins knew something needed to be done. Higgins is a member of the Combat Veteran Motorcycle Association. That’s when he got the idea for Escort for Justice Spencer.
John Higgins said, “We support veterans and their families in times of crisis, and I just happen to be the veteran, now.”
Over 250 bikers joined in. Family members were not expecting this big of a turnout. It left Higgins, speechless.
John Higgins said, “We had over 200 people responding that they wanted to do this and a lot of them don’t even have Facebook.”
Showing that there’s a special bond between bikers.
Jack Higgins, said, “And we know she’s up there smiling, pointing, and laughing.”
Knowing family, friends, and complete strangers took one last ride, to remember one special little girl.
“This really does Justice’s little life, justice,” said Higgins.