Cancer has always been present in my life. My grandmother battled breast cancer. My grandfather passed from lung cancer before I was born. A childhood friend lost her father to cancer when we were in elementary school, and now her mother is fighting lung cancer.
I don’t remember when it was that I began to understand cancer as a disease. All I remember is being very young and noticing the gaps where our loved ones were supposed to be, and realizing life has an expiration date.
Cancer takes from all of us - energy, relationships, time, life - and we don’t get a choice in who is touched by it. But Texas4000 is a reminder that I have a choice in trying to fight back. I have been blessed with good health and I want to use this privilege in solidarity with those who have lost life or loved ones to this disease. For those who had no choice in fighting cancer, I make this choice to ride.
Among many others who wish to remain unnamed, I ride for Emmett Holton, Margaret Holton, Sanjana and her family, Galia and her loved ones, and Roger.
Thank you so much for your support! Please reach out to me if there’s anyone you’d like me to ride for, if you’d like to share your story, or if you are interested in keeping up with my journey.
To Alaska and back!