Kawasaki dealer steps up to help nurse during COVID-19

A Kawasaki Motorcycle dealer has helped out a nurse whose motorcycle was stolen by supplying her with a new bike

Alamo Cycle Plex

A Kawasaki dealer in San Antonio, Texas, has stepped in to help out a nurse who was left unable to travel to work after here motorcycle was stolen.

Mercedes Suarez is a nurse at the Brookdale Hamilton Wolfe care home, where she helps to look after patients with dementia and Alzheimer’s.

She found out the 2004 Kawasaki Ninja 250 had been stolen a couple of weeks ago. The theft hurt all the more as the machine that was stolen was something herself and her father had been steadily restoring over the years, pouring 100s of dollars into her rolling project. It was recovered after the theft, although it would now cost much more to repair than the bike would ever be worth.

The news of the left spread across San Antonio and Texas, eventually catching the eye of an automotive dealership owner who runs a Kawasaki dealership among others.

Alamo Cycle Plex owner, Dave Sears, got in touch with Mercedes and asked here whether a new bike would solve her problems.

“When I saw the victim was a nurse it touched my heart,” He said. “We’re motorcycle people and we understand bikes are more than transportation – they’re truly an extension of a person and their personality. We just wanted to try to turn a negative into a positive.”

Speaking of the generosity, Suarez said, “I couldn't believe it when they said I was being given a new motorcycle, It gives me something positive to look forward to that's for sure .. even the residents at the facility are excited for me.”