I am proud to ride for my neighbor Aria! Aria is a 3 year old with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. This incredible heart warrior just completed her 3rd open heart surgery in June and is thriving! I had the priviledge to work with Aria and her amazing family while at the Children's Hospital of Colorado. When Aria's mom asked me to ride for her this year, I couldn't have been more excited.
Aria is one of the nearly 1 in every 100 children born who fight through congenital heart disease. These are friends and neighbors and amazing people that we get to see every day. It’s a privilege to both ride for someone like Aria and dedicate my career to helping people like her live the full and healthy lives they deserve. Aria will not be the last child to face a life-threatening illness, and her family will not be the last to navigate a frightening diagnosis.
The Courage Classic is not only a personal challenge, but also an opportunity to support positive outcomes and healthier futures for children.