I am riding this year to support a hospital that has done so much for me and other close friends and family I've known. I've know this hospital as long I can remember and have had many experiences with their kind support and care. I joined the Cardiac Climbers because in June two years ago, I underwent an open heart surgery under the incredible hands of surgeon Dr. James Jaggers. I couldn't be more thankful for the hospital's support throughout my life and all of the amazing professionals who have cared for me, so now I ride to give back and support how I can. This is my first big organized mountain ride after my surgery and would love any and all help to get to my $500 goal. Thank you!