Why am I riding in the Pelotonia?
First, I want to thank all of you who contributed to my previous Pelotonia rides. I am planning to ride 45 miles this year. The following is my story:
On the exact day that we were celebrating my brother’s remission from leukemia, I found out that I had thyroid cancer. After one attempt to address the cancer failed, I was fortunate to meet with Dr. Ringle at the James Cancer Hospital. Linda and I felt such a sense of calm knowing that the leading expert in thyroid cancer research and care was now on my case. Everything went well and because my fight was not nearly as intense as others, I am somewhat reluctant to claim that I am a cancer survivor knowing what my brother had gone through and what so many others are having to endure in their fight. My niece, my sister-in-law, Linda’s uncle, high school friends—it’s affected so many. I want to continue to do what I can to help others—possibly my kids and my future grandkids —to not have to worry about this horrible disease. I am asking that you help me raise money to come up with a cure. I appreciate your thoughts and donations as I endeavor to raise $1,500 and ride 45 miles on August 8th.
Please join me in supporting this cause, where 100% of your donation will go directly towards cancer research at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center-James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute.