In April of 2020, I lost my father to lung cancer. The disease was as horrific as we have come to know it. It struck him quickly, and showed no mercy. His last days and hours were filled with a fight and struggle that I had come to expect from my father. I had always considered my father to be one of the strongest and most indefatigable people that I knew, but his will and strength were unfortunately no match for this disease. Not only did my father struggle, but my mother did as well. I watched my mother do everything within her power to assist my father in this fight, whatever the cost to her, both physically and emotionally. I had planned to ride in 2020, after my father was diagnosed in late 2019. It was unfortunate that the ride was cancelled, but was thrilled with the generosity of those that made donations to aid in my fundraising efforts. In 2021, I plan to ride the 500+ mile journey from NYC to Niagara Falls in 7 days to again help raise money to enable others to overcome this terrible disease. I will ride to honor both of my parents in 2021. For my father, for the fight that he endured, and for my mother for the strength and resiliency that she showed during and after my father’s passing. I hope to draw strength and determination from both of them as I ride in 2021 as I ride to raise money to help others combat this disease.
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