I am riding in honor and memory of my 'forever 16' year old daughter, Delaney, and all children fighting cancer. Delaney soared on December 9, 2011. During her 3 1/2 year battle, the doctors, nurses, and staff at Children's became part of our family. They loved and supported Delaney and did everything possible to cure her. Even in the final months, they looked to Delaney for direction and when she said fight, they never stopped. And we never lost hope.
This year Delaney's friends are celebrating their 21st birthdays....it is sometimes unbelieveable how time keeps moving on! I fundraise and ride in Courage Classic so other children will have the opportunity to grow up and celebrate milestones.
Our team is "Kick Cancer's Ass". I hope the name doesn't offend you as there is a special story behind the name.
In Fall of 2008, when Delaney was in the early stages of her treatment I ran across the Carepage of a young man in Wyoming who was being treated at Children's. He didn't have Rhabdo (Delaney's cancer) but at first they thought he did. I could tell from his postings that he was a wonderful young man and from a wonderful family. During one of Delaney?s stays in the hospital we ended up next door to this young man and I was fortunate to meet his awesome, strong mother. Before he passed he told his mom to have Delaney, Kick Cancer's Butt. When I mentioned it to my son and friend, they recommended a slight change.
Thank you for your support to our team and to Children's Hospital.
Please consider donating to support my ride.