Our family couldn’t be more honored and blessed to ride in the 2019 Courage Classic to support Children’s Hospital Colorado again. So many of the young riders on Team Madelyn have had their own health challenges and yet each year they come together with their parents, put on their Team Madelyn jerseys and get on their bikes to pedal in the Rocky Mountains to support each other and all the other patients of Children’s Hospital. While we were at Children’s Hospital beginning Kylee’s new chapter, we couldn’t help but be aware and humbled by seeing all of the kids around us and the challenges they (and their families) all face. The staff at Children’s Hospital Colorado has blessed our family immensely and we’re honored to ride again this year to raise funds to support other patients and their families as well! Thank you so much for your support over the years and we would be incredibly grateful for your love, support and prayers as we embark on this years chapter as well! The money raised from the Courage Classic benefiting Children’s Hospital goes to support research, new equipment and to help support families without the means to cover medical costs for their kiddos!
Kylee's New Chapter - 2019 has brought a new chapter and challenge for Miss Kylee, but one that with God’s grace she’ll conquer! In April Kylee was diagnosed with Idiopathic Scoliosis and Anterolisthesis. They immediately deemed her a prime candidate for a scoliosis brace in an effort to prevent her curve from getting worse and hoping to avoid a spinal surgery. She’ll wear her brace (named ‘Sidekick’ by her Daddy) for 18-22 hours a day until she’s done growing, which the doctors estimate to be about two years. We are incredibly grateful for the fact that although this will be a huge adjustment for her, she can still take it off to do the things she loves like dance, cycling and playing volleyball!
Update on Jayce - Jayce had a couple bumps in his journey with Anhidrosis this year (including a little ER visit during a trip to Texas), but it certainly hasn’t slowed him down! Jayce was on a mission to run 100 miles throughout the school year and was diligent about going to school early two days a week to run. He’s excited to share that he finished the year with 114 miles!