Pedal the Cause

I'm riding: PTC Pacer

ID: 102554

Lifetime total: $15,100.98


WHY I RIDE

This is my fifth year riding in Pedal the Cause. In June of 2017 my mom was diagnosed with cholangiocarcinoma - cancer of the bile duct. She underwent a major surgery in August of that year to remove the tumor, which encompassed her bile duct and the right portion of her liver. Unfortunately, in October 2018, new nodules were found in the lower left lobe of her lung. Since they were both in the same lobe, the decision was made to remove that portion of her lung. Pathology reports confirmed that the nodules were metastatic bile duct cancer. in the summer of 2020, after starting a new clinical trial, a new tumor was discovered in her brain. She had radiation to treat that tumor and continues on maintenance chemotherapy as well.

It has been a long road, but we are so grateful for the amazing care my mom has received at Barnes and Siteman.

The team at Siteman has been doing amazing things and hopefully with funding from events like Pedal the Cause, we can one day live in a world without cancer. Any donation is greatly appreciated and 100% of your donation will go directly to accelerating cancer research at Siteman Cancer Center.


MY PTC HISTORY

2017
2018
2019
2020
2021