This year we ride in support of:
Deborah L. Hardwick
When she is not caring for her grandchildren or great-grandchildren, Debbie Hardwick can be found teaching first graders at Buffalo School’s Houghton Academy how to read. Like so many Buffalo teachers, she spends a good deal of her own money to buy tickets to school sponsored activities for her students who cannot afford them.
Last July, after an emergency appendectomy, she was stunned to find that her appendix was cancerous and she had Stage 3 colon cancer. Following a major surgery and several rounds of chemotherapy, Debbie now appears to be cancer free. Despite enduring the longest year of her life, Debbie is very optimistic and extremely grateful to the doctors and staff at Roswell for giving her a second chance at life. Her husband of 44 years, Kevin, shares this sentiment and is also thankful for the hospital’s cafeteria staff, who make the best grilled cheese sandwiches in the world for a ridiculously affordable price at all hours of the day or night.
Debbie is the mother of four children, grandmother of six and great-grandmother of 2. She looks forward to caring for them all for many years to come.
Please consider donating, riding, or sharing in support of Debbie’s journey through recovery.