Children's Hospital of Colorado
The Courage Classic Bicycle Tour featured over 2,000 riders and raised 2.5 million dollars in 2016. As a non-profit, pediatric hospital, Children's Hospital of Colorado relies on fundrasing and supporters to fund their mission and caters to children and adults with all sorts of rare diseases, disabilities and health problems. As someone who has been treated by a team of Doctors and Clinicians since I was a child, I love to give back to the place that helped me acheive a happy, healthy and normal life. Without them I would not be where I am today!
I was born with classical PKU, a condition which meant I cannot metabolize an amino acid in protein called phenylalanine. As a child this meant countless hours in Children’s Hospital with a team of doctors and nutritionists counseling my parents and later myself on how to manage my condition.
Anyone with PKU can live a normal life as long as they keep their protein levels low, a difficult task in today’s world. Countless hours of research are put into managing PKU and ensuring those who have this condition able to have a better life.
Why I Ride
I owe so much to the folks at Children’s Hospital in Colorado. My teams of doctors and nutritionists have worked with me most of my life and continue to today. I have seen the results of the money that has been raised, I know how much it helps kids who are going through the same struggles I did. My family has been with me at each race to support me including my wife whom I married in 2013.
I understand where this money goes and how much it helps, please contribute. Every little bit helps, amazing things are coming and with your help we can get there!