I ride to give hope to Children's Hospital Colorado patients like Parker. Here is a short summary of Parker's story, according to his mom
"Parker was given a prenatal diagnosis of Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome and was born on November 2, 2020 at Children's Hospital Colorado, delivered by the fantastic Dr. Chow. Just three days after birth, Parker underwent the Norwood procedure. His second open-heart surgery, the Glenn, took place when he was just shy of six months old. Both surgeries were done by Dr. Jaggers, a hero to our family.
Parker is a thriving, spirited, and super talkative 18-month-old now. He loves to sing and dance, read books, play with Sadie (his doting big sister), and watch Bluey. We are so incredibly proud of our heart warrior for all he has conquered, and our gratitude to Children's and his teams there cannot be expressed in words. Every day with Parker is an adventure and a gift!"
Parker will not be the last child to face a life-threatening illness, and his family will not be the last to navigate a frightening diagnosis.
The Courage Classic is an opportunity to support positive outcomes and healthier futures for children like Parker. Please consider supporting Children's Hospital Colorado through this ride so more children like Parker receive the care they need.