Why I ride
2020 will mark my 8th year riding the Courage Classic (albeit a virtual one) and 9th year being involved with my current team. I first rode as a medical student, then as a pediatric resident, as a fellow in pediatric infectious diseases, and finally as a fellow in pediatric critical care. I have spent many waking (and some sleeping) hours at Children's Hospital Colorado. I have chosen to dedicate my career to the health and well being of children, and I could not imagine a more inspiring place to work. Each and every day, I get the opportunity to spend time with patients and families and even be a part of their lives during illness as well as during healthy times.
This is my 9th year being affiliated with my current team (in 2014, I was working in the hospital over Courage Classic weekend), and I could not be more thrilled to ride with the ARC Thrift Braniacs (the artists formerly known as ARC Thrift Classics and Team Jelly Belly for Kids before that). It has become quite the family affair as my husband (Eric Larson) and I have recruited his father, his stepmother, my father, and my brother at various times! We are hoping to raise over $50,000 as a team in order to help direct our funds towards the neurology department at Children's, but regardless of where the money ends up going, it will be aimed at helping children and their health. Please help me raise some money!
Christie Osborne (MD)