There's a note from Children's below about kids that Children's supports. But I, Carrie, your team captain, want to support them, because once upon a time someone supported the various children's hospitals I was a patient at. Most of you have heard my story about being a congenital heart kid who had 3 open heart surgeries, and then receiving a heart and liver transplant nearly 2.5 years ago. Never in a million years did I think I'd be able to do a challenge like the Courage Classic. But here we are!
We ride to give hope to Children's Hospital Colorado patients like Chase.
Chase was born 2 months early in full cardiac arrest and spent nearly 3 months in the Children’s Hospital Colorado NICU.
Chase asked his mom, Laura, if he could ride with her in the Courage Classic Bicycle Tour. Given his medical challenges, this was no small feat, but Chase was determined to learn to ride a bike. After a lot of hard work (and falls), Chase rode with Laura's Durango Derailers Team of family and friends across the Courage Classic finish line -- a true testament to his courage and strength against all odds.
Chase 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.
Join us to support healthier futures for kids.