I ride for my son, Cooper Deming.
A deadly brain tumor -- DIPG -- for which there is no cure or even effective treatment, came out of nowhwere and took the life of my beautiful, happy, kind oldest son.
He endured 11 months of living with this horrible tumor. It started with double vision. Then balance issues, nausea, difficulty swallowing, inability to walk, or to even hold his head up. No child should suffer the way Cooper did. No siblings should have to watch their beloved big brother succumb. No family should be left without options.
Cooper missed out on so many life experiences. Helen and Calvin continue to miss out on so much - they could really use their big brother.
We need to shine a light on pediatric cancer and the need for more research. That is why I ride, to honor Cooper and all the kids and families affected by this terrible disease, and to raise money so that others may have a brighter future.