The mountains are calling, and we must go!
Our training for Courage Classic 2021 has begun. At our ages we have to start a little earlier each year! Due to the pandemic, gym workouts became rather sporadic, so Bill got Mary a row machine for a Christmas gift, and Missie and Kevin surprised Bill with a spin bike as a thank you for the “handyman” projects he did for the Devolves throughout the year.
We also got to go to Arizona in early April for a lot of bike riding. Mary loved the flat, no climbing trails! Once back in Colorado the real training began – lots of climbing.
As you know, we do this ride in honor of our grandson, Noah, who turns 21 this year and is in his second year of college in Florida. His freshman year was most unusual. The first school closure was due to a hurricane threat, then classes went on-line due to COVID, so Noah came home and did college like lots of other freshmen – on-line at home. This year is going very well, and he continues to work hard. He received his EMT license and starts an EMT job in May. He is also involved in two research projects, one of which continues through the summer, which means he will be staying in Florida. We sure miss him, but we are so proud of all that he is doing to reach his goal of becoming a doctor.
Nationwide, young people are experiencing a mental health crisis, with an estimated 1 in 5 youth facing a mental health disorder. With the help of donors, Children’s Colorado is radically changing the mental health landscape so kids can get the right diagnosis and treatment before issues escalate to a crisis. With our support they can expand access to treatment options.
We invite you to support us this year as we ride miles for Children’s Colorado in Colorado Springs, which treats 45,000 patients each year! Every dollar makes a difference. To make a tax-deductible donation, follow this link:
Bill turns 80 this year, and if all goes well, he will be riding 1 mile for each birthday!
Thanks, Mary and Bill