I ride in honor of the patients who I have worked with, and those to come. In the last 6 years, I have had the privilege working with patients undergoing treatment for cancer and blood disorders. In 2020, I decided to expand my patient population and focus on the inpatient rehab team working with patients with spinal cord and brain injuries. I currently work half of the week on the oncology floor and the other half on the rehab floor. I have had the pleasure of meeting so many amazing people who showed me so much kindness and hope as they were in the hospital during the worst parts of their life. Unfortunately, not all of the kids I got to know all love had a happy ending to their story. I am riding in the Courage Classic to both honor the lives lost to cancer and blood disorders, and also to raise money for the ARCH program which directly benefits kids that may have gone through inpatient rehab.
The ARCH program helps kids with physical disabilities find confidence and freedom through sports and outdoor recreation. It provides recreational resources and programs for children, teens and young adults with physical disabilities. By focusing on individual abilities, this program seeks to help kids develop skills that lead to a lifetime of healthy leisure and awareness.
The Courage Classic is not only a personal challenge, but also an opportunity to support positive outcomes and healthier futures for children.
Please support my ride and donate! Even $5 is helpful and awesome:)