I am riding for my father, my brother and my mother. My father fought a 10 year battle against a voracious metastasized prostate cancer. He was only 65 when he died. The year my father died, my brother was diagnosed with NHL Stage 4 metastatic cancer. My brother delivered my father's eulogy knowing he had terminal cancer. He was only 30-years-old when he died. My mother, who was a RN, provided all of the high-level acute hospice care for both my father and brother so that they both died in our home. She was a beautiful selfless woman full of grace.
I am riding to help overcome my grief. My father, brother and mother were so joyful and energetic. They lived how they died, embracing the moment. C2C4C will serve as another milestone that I am moving forward in the manner that my family would want.
I am inspired by how selfless these patients and their loved ones become. Our world can be so amazing if everyone shared of themselves and the gifts that they've been blessed to know. I hope to elicit a spirit of generosity within myself and my community.
My message to cancer