I am supporting the Courage Classic for patients like Chase.
Chase was born 2 months early in full cardiac arrest and spent nearly 3 months in the Children’s Hospital Colorado NICU. He continues to face challenges ranging from respiratory issues to partial blindness. Chase asked his mom, Laura, if he could ride with her in the Courage Classic Bicycle Tour. Given his medical challenges, this was no small feat, but Chase was determined to learn to ride a bike. After a lot of hard work (and falls), Chase rode with Laura's Durango Derailers Team of family and friends across the Courage Classic finish line -- a true testament to his courage and strength against all odds.
Chase will not be the last child to face a life-threatening illness, and his 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.
The Courage Classic also means a lot to me as an employee of Children's Hospital Colorado. After interning at Children's while I was working on my MPH I knew this was a place I would love to work. After a long few months of job searching, I was offered the Wellness Coordinator role at Children's! It's been awesome! The culture of Children's is like nothing I've seen before. Patients and families find hope here and as the wellness coordinator I am honored to support our team members in their own personal wellness.
As part of the Wellness Team we want to model wellness in all areas of life...one of which is physical fitness and social connection which is why I'm so excited to be participating in the Courage Classic again this year! I would love to talk to you more about what Children's Hospital Colorado means to me and would greatly appreciate any donation you'd like to give towards this amazing organization I work for! Riding last year was such a wonderful experience and I cannot wait to ride again this year!