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Sandra Yi reporting The group hopes to go on an 'Angel Ride' every year, each one for a child who has lost a parent to violence.
Bikers Saturday afternoon return from a 102 mile ride up Parley's Canyon and through Hennifer, then back to Centerville. They went the distance for a 3 year old girl named Angel.
Steve McPhee/Biker: "SHE'S A CUTE LITTLE GIRL AND SHE'S JUST HAD A ROUGH TIME IN LIFE, TO START OUT LIFE SO HARD."
Sandra Yi/Eyewitness News: "THE ANGEL RIDE WAS INSPIRED BY ANGEL VALDEZ, WHOSE MOTHER KEHNDRA DIED 2 YEARS AGO."
Cindy Isakson/Angel's Grandmother: "I DON'T THINK ANYBODY REALIZES WHAT A CHILD GOES THROUGH WHEN THEY LOSE A PARENT, AND WE'RE HOPING THIS RIDE WILL HELP THE KIDS EMOTIONALLY AND FINANCIALLY FOR YEARS TO COME."
Kehndra, 19, was fatally shot at a party in Kearns. In January the triggerman was sentenced to prison. Kehndra's parents have since adopted their granddaughter.
Cindy Isakson/Angel's Grandmother: "AT THE BEGINNING, SHE'D WAKE UP CRYING A LOT WANTING MOMMY. SEVERAL TIMES A NIGHT, SHE'D SLEEP THROUGH A FEW MINUTES AND WAKE UP AGAIN CRYING. BUT SHE'S DOING MUCH BETTER NOW AND SHE'S WONDERFUL, SHE'S AWESOME."
Angel captured the hearts of the 'Star Touring and Riding Chapter 152' after Kehndra was killed. The group put together a memory book for the girl and a teddy bear.
They say the ride is for all children like Angel who have lost parents to violence.
Karen Christensen/Angel Ride: "MAYBE SOME OF THE MEMORIES THAT WE CAN HELP THEM OUT WITH OVER THE YEARS, THEY'LL BE ABLE TO LOOK BACK ON ALL THAT AND SAY, 'HEY, I'M OK. I WENT THROUGH THIS. I HAD SOME HELP. I MADE IT THROUGH THIS.'"
About 85 people went on the Angel Ride Saturday. The money raised will go toward Angel's education fund.