Hello, Family & Friends!
As you know, I was only to be riding in the La Crosse Ride To Cure Diabetes. However, I am committed to helping find a cure for Andy and those with diabetes! Then I decided to ride Death Valley again, continue raising critical funds for diabetes research and raising more awareness. The unthinkable then happened. Government shutdown of National Parks. JDRF was forced to cancel the Death Valley Ride. This has made me and many others across the country even more committed to the cause and follow through with a very significant finale to a year of training and fundraising!
I have broke my mileage record again, hitting 2,576 road miles as of 10/19! (Pedaled 2,201.5 road miles last year) I have trained hard this year and will now ride in Tucson and once again, make a difference in helping finding a cure! I will conquer the heat and desert terrain!
My goal is to ride the 111 miles of the Tucson perimeter. This is a challenging, adventurous and "fun" (sure!) ride... in one day!
Last year, I rode in 105 degree heat and sun, never gave up, and promised I'd never give up helping Andy and JDRF fight this terrible disease. So, no government shutdown, or desert, can stop me!
On a more serious note, Andy was diagnosed at 2 years old and is doing very well as he turned 17 on 6/02/13. He has endured nearly 55,000 shots and finger pokes that have kept him alive since he was diagnosed. Painful... and a pain... but it has kept Andy alive.
However, the threat of complications like kidney disease, amputations, blindness, neuropathy, and stroke are always present. Dealing with dangerous high and low blood glucose levels that can even cause death, is ever-present.
Andy has managed to keep in control the delicate balance of diet, activity and insulin therapy and we continue our mission to fundraise to help find a cure for Andy and all those who have this terrible, chronic, life-threatening disease.
Please show your love and help support finding a cure for Andy with a donation.
NEW SUPER STRETCH GOAL OF $8,000 FOR MY "SUPER STRETCH GOAL" OF MORE TRAINING MILES AND 111 MILES IN THE TUCSON, ARIZONA DESERT! AS of 10/21, we are only $339 from achieving that goal!
WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT IF YOU HAVE ALREADY HELPED WITH A DONATION FOR THE LA CROSSE/DEATH VALLEY RIDES!
IF YOU WANTED TO DONATE FOR THAT RIDE AND MISSED THE CHANCE, PLEASE HELP NOW! Your support is greatly appreciated.
ANDY, WE LOVE YOU, and we will find a cure soon!
*** If you wish to MAIL A CHECK (payable to "JDRF" and 100% tax deductible!) instead of donating online, please mail to:
1604 Delafield Street
Waukesha, WI 53188
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