Thursday, December 31, 2015

Reflecting On Why We Rode

Hello to whoever may be out there.

I (Kelly) have been thinking about our cross country ride a lot lately.  You might ask why?  Well,  when we decided to embark on this adventure we thought, hey cool trip before adult life! Then came the thought of lets do the ride for something and we decided on riding for the American Cancer Society. We selected the American Cancer Society because of our friends and family members who have faced cancer on the front lines.  We wanted to help those who had passed away and those who were still fighting the evils of cancer. Cancer eventually took the lives of Chances uncle, My Grandpa  and my Aunt Linda this spring. It has also come close when my little cousin was diagnosed with Leukemia.   The money went towards research and the accommodations that American Cancer Society can provide to cancer patients. 

Unfortunately, this spring my family had the ugliness of cancer shows its face again when my dad was diagnosed with Glioblastoma 4.  This was a very hard hit and you tend to question why?  That is something, that sadly with this type of cancer, they do not know at this time.  At this moment there is no cure.... This is the toughest thing I have ever experienced in my life.  When we got the actual pathology back you are in shock and then it all settles in.  I cannot even imagine what it is like for my dad.

This is why I have been thinking about this ride a lot. You always think, I will do this for a good cause, this will never happen to us again. Now we are hoping that the money is helping with research to figure out why does  this happen and how do we stop it and save lives.

We did this ride for a great adventure and a great cause. But in the end it is more then that. It is for families like mine that have had the evilness of cancer get to close for comfort.  To all the families out there that have gone through something like this or continue to we wish you great blessings for strength, good health and hopefully one day a cure!

If you would like to follow my Dads story you can find it at

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Chance and Kelly

Chance and Kelly