I ride for the cancer patients that I was unable to adequately help as an EMT. While in Israel, I worked as a volunteer EMT with Magen David Adom in Ramat Gan. The frequency at which I encountered cancer patients was unrivaled by any other single disease or illness. Unfortunately, due to the nature of an EMT’s work, I primarily encountered the end of the, too often, losing battle against cancer. The patient’s family oftentimes narrated the lengthy, lopsided history of the collective campaign against the wicked creature that so much defined their loved one’s life. The harrowing despair and impotence that the family members felt for their loved one was undoubtedly characteristic of each and every one of the unique and eerie chronicles. My inability to even begin to understand the emotional anguish associated with cancer caused me great frustration and guilt in contrast to my own disposition. Although the failure to adequately empathize with cancer patients and their respective families caused me to feel a great deal of remorse, the utter shame of being a medical professional that was unable to cure or, at the very least, mitigate the harms of cancer caused me the greatest cognitive disturbance. As a medical professional, I felt as though I justly treated and bettered the conditions and lives of almost all of my patients with the key exception of those who were in the fight against cancer. This is why I ride. Although I was unable to save or even significantly better the lives of countless cancer patients last year, I wholeheartedly believe that by being a member of Texas 4000 I will be able to do more psychological and physical good for those who fight cancer and their families than I ever could have as an EMT.
I ride for Amy Mosier who is a breast cancer survivor.
I ride for Stacy Middleman who is a breast cancer survivor.
I ride for Raychel Funk who is a breast cancer survivor.
I ride for Tali Diamond who is a breast cancer survivor.
I ride for Jeff Lubar who fought cancer.
I ride for Kathy Bazarsky who fought breast cancer.
I ride for my Bubbie, Mollie Aczel, who is a breast cancer survivor.
Thank you for supporting my ride!