Why I ride
I am riding in the Courage Classic for all kids and all of the good things Childrens Hospital does for them and their parents. I know a number of parents whose children were treated at Childrens with severe, even life threatening, medical conditions. My own experience is insignificant compared to these other situations, but it was the most important thing to me at the time and I still think about it. My daughter, Anne, simply had tubes put in her ears at Childrens to cure chronic ear infections. But at 2 years old, it was heartbreaking to watch her being wheeled into the operating room on that little gurney. Thirty years later, it was Anne's own little two year old daughter being wheeled in for the same relatively simple, but critical to me, procedure.
I will always be grateful to the staff at Childrens, and supportive of their fine institution.