This will be my eleventh tour. Many times, I have been asked,” Why are you riding?” There are so many reasons. I want to stop the hurt on family’s faces when they are told, “Your child has cancer.” Several years ago, I transferred a child from one of the local hospitals to the cancer agency. I asked him, “How are you feeling?’ He tells me,” I feel great!” I looked behind and I see his mother who was biting her lip with a worried look. At the cancer agency, the mother was directed to another room. I then asked the child, “How are you really doing?” He looks at me and says, “I hurt a lot. I can’t tell my mom because I know it hurts her.” I bite my lip, turn away and tears start flowing. I heard a brave child scream inside. I want to stop the hurt. One child with cancer is one too many. This is my way of fighting this disease!
Please help and thank you for your support!