I ride because cancer changed the way I viewed the human body. It changed the way I interacted with my friends and what I value in a relationship and the way I trust others. It showed me that it’s easy to forget pain after it’s gone, and while that can be a good thing, it can be dangerous. Stories should be told because they make everyone stronger. Sometimes pain needs to be remembered because of everything else that comes with it -- squeezing four people into a bed, holding onto one another, forehead kisses, unconditional love. I ride for other people’s stories. To learn their names and remember that while my mom is healthy now, someone else’s is not. I ride to become a better person, and someday, a better doctor.