I ride for kids like my sister, Alex.
My sister was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) in 2019. I missed my sister when she was in the hospital for over a month. I was in kindergarten when she was diagnosed, so I didn't really understand what cancer is and why it is so scary. One day, I talked to a my parents in the hospital about how sick she was. I also talked to a Child Life specialist, Andrea, about Alex's diagnosis. She showed me pictures of the machines that were helping keep her alive. I felt less scared after talking to my parents and Andrea. Cancer is still a little confusing to me. I just don't know why kids get it. It doesn't seem fair.
I am part of the riding team "Wheels of Justice". We are raising money for the Children's Hospital Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders. The kind-hearted people that work in this center are a great group of doctors, nurses, child life specialists and other staff that are helping my sister beat cancer.
I want to ride to help raise money so Children's Hospital can keep helping kids like my sister, Alex!