I ride to give hope to Children's Hospital Colorado patients like Aylin.
In the fall of 2021, Aylin was diagnosed with COVID and developed acute respiratory distress syndrome. She spent 5 months in the pediatric intensive care unit and 127 days on ECMO. Throughout her journey, Aylin fought her illness with a fierce determination to get better, even on the hard days. Her drive and perseverance each and every day was awe inspring. Her discharge day was one that I will never forget! I will be riding in the Courage Classic in her honor. I was blessed to care for her and I know that I am a better nurse and person because of her. She is forever imprinted on my heart.
The Courage Classic is not only a personal challenge, but also an opportunity to support positive outcomes and healthier futures for children.