It has been almost 11 years since I moved to Colorado and started working at Children's Hospital Colorado, where I work as a developmental psychologist to serve children and families with neurodiversity. I'm incredibly grateful for this career and opportunity to serve our local community, and I can't imagine working or living anywhere else.
This will be my 4th year participating in the Courage Classic, a fun yet challenging, 80-mile bike ride through the mountains in Colorado, focused on raising money and support for children and families with medical or developmental needs served by Children's Hospital Colorado. I've again joined the Arc Thrift Braniacs (previously Jelly Belly for Kids and Arc Thrift Classics) that supports the Neuroscience Institute at Children's Hospital Colorado by raising money and awareness for children and families living with neurodiversity, including those with neurological or developmental disorders, like Autism Spectrum Disorder or Intellectual Disability. As there is a clear increase in the incidence of these conditions, it becomes more and more important for our community to work together towards fostering supportive and welcoming communities for this growing population.
Please join me in helping to celebrate and create a better world for individuals living with neurodiversity. I have set a personal goal of raising $500, but hope I can double that goal. Please feel free to send me a word of encouragement as I train for this ride as a commitment to my fundraising goal, or make a tax-deductible donation to me or my team to support research and innovative practices provided by the Neuroscience Institute at Children's Hospital Colorado.
Thank you for your generosity and support.