Wheelchair rider seeks badges, patches

Wheelchair rider Boris Ivančić  seeks badges, patches

A Croation rider who was sidelined into a wheelchair in 2008 by an incurable muscle weakness disease is calling for help to collect motorcycle badges, patches, stickers and flags.

Boris Ivančić says he has been a rider since his teens, but contracted Lou Gehrig’s disease and has not been able to ride for the past 11 years.Wheelchair rider Boris Ivančić  seeks badges, patches

“My condition stopped my body riding a bike but didn’t stop me being a biker in my mind – forever and eternal,” he says.

“I do have things which are making lonely days bright — my friends and my hobby.

“This hobby of mine is collecting patches, stickers, flags and motorcycle group labels from all over the world.

“My wish is to get as many as I can.”

Wheelchair rider Boris Ivančić  seeks badges, patches
Boris and friends

Boris has decorated the wall of his house in Klis with more than 1000 pieces of motorcycle memorabilia and he still has plenty of walls to spare.

If you can help Boris fulfil his dream, send your badges, patches, etc to Boris Ivančić at Gizdići 46, 21 231 Klis, Splitsko-Dalmatinska, Croatia EU.

UPDATE: These badges and patches have arrived from Australia and Boris sends his thanks.

Aussie patches and badges for Boris
Aussie patches and badges for Boris

badges patches

Lou Gehrig’s disease

Wheelchair rider Boris Ivančić  seeks badges, patches
Lou Gehrig

The debilitating disease is named after famous American baseball player Lou Gehrig.

It’s actually amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, which is an incurable neuromuscular illness. 

The disease forced Lou Gehrig to retire from pro baseball at the age of 36. He died from the disease two years later. 

There is still no known cause nor cure for the disease.

It is painless, noncontagious, but cruel with the body failing and the mind fully aware to the end.

13 Comments

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  2. Would you like a SoCal Quaid HD hat ?? just get me your full address? I fell in love with Croatia’s bikers @ a season’s end party south of Split in 2012. That is what brotherhood SHOULD be about !

  3. Having trouble creating a shipment it keeps asking me for a destination postal code? I have about 45 items to send Boris.

    Thank you

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