I ride to give hope to Children's Hospital Colorado 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.
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. As a nurse practitioner at Children's Colorado, I see first hand, everyday, the amazing care that is provided to the sickest of kids. The most rewarding part of my job is to see children heal, grow and thrive and to have the honor to support children and their families throughout their journey. As Georgia's Mom, we have also been on the receiving end of Children's care and I can say without doubt that Georgia would not be thriving like she is today without the superb care she has received at Children's Colorado.
I am not able to ride the Courage Classic in person due to travel plans, but I have challenged myself to ride 100 miles in 2 weeks on Peloton, tackling 60 miles of hills to simulate the awesome Courage Classic climbs. I know there are so many important causes that need financial support, especially now. But if you have a few extra bucks to share with Children's Hospital Colorado, I would greatly appreciate it - every donation counts. THANK YOU!