Why I ride
I am riding the Courage Classic again because of my respect and appreciation for the doctors and nurses there. In 2005 our first-born, Gracie was born with a 3-chambered heart (hypo-plastic left) and needed a heart transplant. We were very blessed to have the staff and facilities of Children’s at our disposal and for 27 days our lives revolved around them. Then again in 2012 we again needed the help of the cardiac team at Children’s as our 4th child, Caleb, was born with heart complications similar to his sister Gracie, although his situation was not as extreme. While things with Gracie did not turn out the way we had hoped, Caleb on the other hand is doing very well. He is now an amazing and energetic seven-year old thanks to God's healing hand expressed through the collective talent and passion of the Children’s team. Whether looking back and reflecting on our experiences from 2005 or navigating our current situation, we are very impressed with the people we have been / continue to be blessed to know and interact with at Children’s.
I am riding for Gracie, Caleb and the other children who need the medical expertise of the doctors and nurses at Children’s.