Despite the fear of not being able to rise to the challenge to do something so beyond my skillset, I came to the conclusion that patients don't want to face cancer but they too are faced with a challenge beyond anything they could have imagined.
I am riding for my grandmother and my uncles, Harry and Tink, along with numerous family and friends who have battled cancer. I take great pride in my family, the good and the not-so-good, as that is where my lessons in modeling my life began.
I fear riding in general, but especially on the road, as well as not being able to complete the challenge. I need to trust, not only in the trainers, but also in myself and my team members.
I know cancer patients must be scared and confused, and I also know that they have trust in their oncologist and the oncology team. As they put their lives in the hands of their doctors and push through the treatment course, I understand that they have to believe in their team.
I hope by riding, I will raise awareness of pediatric cancers.
My message to cancer