LITTLE ROCK (KTHV) - It's been about a year since THV 11 first told you about a near fatal hit-and-run case along Interstate 40 that severely injured Little Rock musician, Trevor Ware. And on Saturday, to mark his progress over the past year, supporters treated Ware to a special motorcycle ride around town.
Well before the hit-and-run, Trevor Ware often cruised around on his motorcycle he called "De-De." And while he wasn't able to drive it again Saturday, he came pretty close.
With his old motorcycle club helmet on his lap and his shades on, Trevor Ware was ready Saturday morning for a big boost to his spirits.
The 29-year-old would find himself in a sidecar to a motorcycle and said he was looking forward to hills and curves. This ride was made possible by supporters touched by Ware's story. Last September, Ware ended up in a coma after being hit on his motorcycle by a drunk driver along I-40 in North Little Rock. That driver, Nathan Ray, took a guilty plea in exchange for 25 years in prison.
Leaving his apartment Saturday, Ware joined a parade of bikers for this ride to Pinnacle Mountain.
"It felt like old times," Ware said.
"It's the highlight of my year, forget Christmas, forget my birthday, this is it right here," Winingar said.
Bret Winingar organized the ride and hopes this thrill encourages Trevor to keep fighting.
"It shows a lot of support, it means a lot to me," Ware said.
One of the riders was Christina Garland. She happened to be driving near Ware the night of the hit-and-run and she stayed with him until paramedics arrived.
"Now seeing him mobile and everything riding a bike, it's just warms my heart so much," Garland said.
As for his progress, Ware's mother, Pamela Ware, says the main goal now is getting her son to walk again. She says that he's doing a lot of physical therapy to help with that. His mom also said that Ware is working at his music too, playing the piano a little bit at home.
Pamela Ware was also along for the ride. And she thanked everyone for coming and organizing such a special moment for her son.