This is my second year riding in the classic and I've jumped on the role of captain for our Sports Medicine team. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 we won't be riding the usual courses this year, but the Sports Medicine team will still be riding our own course to raise money for the hospital. I know that times are tight, but the foundation could use the help now more than ever.
I've been connected with Children's for a long time. First though Camp Wapiyapi, a camp for kids with cancer and their siblings, where many of the kids at camp were patient's at Children's. Seeing these kids fight cancer over my eight years at camp was an inspiring experience and I owe it to them and every other kid at Children's to support them in their fight against life-threatening disease.
Now a therapist in the Sport's Medicine Program at Children's, I see kids every day working to get back to doing the sports that they love. Although a different challenge, it is no small feat to stare down a 9 month rehab program to return to soccer from a torn ACL or get back to gymnastics after a devastating elbow dislocation. I'm raising money for the Classic because these kids deserve the best possible care we can provide.
The Courage Classic is not only a personal challenge, but also an opportunity to support positive outcomes and healthier futures for children. Please help with whatever you can to help me support this amazing cause.