My name is Harper Hinman. I am 9 years old and I have PKU. This will be my second year riding in the Courage Classic!
PKU is an inherited genetic metabolic disorder. I don't have a working enzyme to break down the essential amino acid phenylalanine. It means that I have a special diet. I eat a lot of fruits and vegetables and no meat, dairy, beans, or nuts. If I were to go off my diet, I would get sick with confusion and other physical and mental symptoms that could lead to long term neurological damage.
Please donate to my ride to help my clinic and research. The clinic helps with medical food, education and health services. Research will find better treatments and hopefully a cure.
I am going to ride my bike with my parents to raise money and awareness. Any amount helps and is appreciated. Thank you and keep me in your thoughts.