For 15 years I was a Hem/Onc nurse on the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders unit at Childrens Hospital Colorado. Although, I am doing something different in my nursing career now, my heart will always belong with these kiddos. So I ride to give hope to Children's Hospital Colorado patients like Daniel.
Daniel is battling brain cancer. In the last three years, the teenager has had six brain surgeries and 48 days of radiation. That’s 48 days and more that cancer has stolen from his childhood. For kids like Daniel, new therapies and the possibility for a cure cannot come soon enough. He courageously rode alongside his family and teammates in the tour last year to raise money for Children's Colorado patients like him.
Daniel 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 not only a personal challenge, but also an opportunity to support positive outcomes and healthier futures for children.