BENEFITING: Texas Tech University Health Science Center
EVENT: Tour de Ted 2014
EVENT DATE: Oct 18, 2014
Earlier this year we lost my mother-in-law, Linda Powell, to a 26 year battle with cancer. Linda was an amazing woman who was always an example of love, encouragement, and faith. She touched the lives of everyone that crossed paths with her and made it her mission to help other woman and families that were faced with dealing with their cancer journey. She is deeply missed by all her friends and family.
Also, earlier this year we welcomed our first child into the world. Linda was the first one down the hall and standing on the other side of the window ready to meet her grandson, Jones Weltzin. She had about 1 month with Jones before she passed, which gave us an incredible opportunity to create brief but life long memories.
I am riding to honor Linda and the way that she chose to live her life despite her fight with cancer. I am also riding for the future of our son, and the hope that one day he will be able to live in a world that has a cure.
100% of the funds that we raise will be going to support the research being done at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Department of Immunotherapeutics and Biotechnology, right here in Abilene, TX. We are expecting a cure!
(Video of Linda speaking at Church 1 week before she passed - http://youtu.be/3l98sR418Qw)