I ride to give hope to Children's Hospital Colorado patients like my son Daniel.
At 11-years-old and just days before Christmas doctors discovered a tumor the size of half an adult fist in Daniel's brain. The tumor turned out to be caused by an aggressive brain cancer (anaplastic ependemoma grade 3 with RelaFusion). Over 2 1/2 year period Daniel underwent 6 brain surgeries and 49 days of radiation. Daniel just had a return of brain cancer and tumor and there are currently no cures. We are doing radiation and clinical trials working to extend his time as best we can and enjoy as much time together as we cqn..
Daniel is a super positive kid always saying "God's in Control." Now at 14-years-old, he is anxious to give back and help other kids. He is representing Children's Hospital Colorado as an ambassador for 2020/2021 and looks forward to being at the finish line to cheer on participants at the 2021 Courage Classic.
Daniel climbed Pikes Peak on his unicycle at the age of 11 just prior to his diagnosis. He will be participating in the Courage Classic on an ebike and doing the 40 mile ride.
Daniel 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.
We hope you'll donate and support our effort to ride and raise money for Children's Hospital Colorado. My goal is $500 and Daniel's is $150.
We will be riding with the team Courage from the Springs.