Pedal the Cause

I'm riding: Pedal Pacer

Start time: 8:30 am

Team: Heads Up

ID: 113563

Lifetime total: $4,115.00


WHY I RIDE

I am proud to join Pedal the Cause in the fight against cancer. I was diagnosed with Squamous Cell Carcinoma on the right side of my tongue in December of 2017. In January I underwent surgery to remove the tumor and reconstruct my tongue using material from my left wrist and left arm artery. I had my right side lymph nods removed and also went through 6 weeks of radiation therapy during the spring of 2018. I lost my taste for about 9 weeks. I am thankful to have most of my taste back and also mostly functioning salivary glands. It is through the research, volunteers, and innovative doctors at Siteman who developed the less invasive surgical processes and limited radiation therapies that my outcome has been so great. I am thankful to those researchers who are always looking to the next innovation.

I'm doing Pedal the Cause and am asking friends to share the link. Please help me in this journey by donating to my ride, and give with confidence knowing that 100% of your donation will go directly to accelerating cancer research at Siteman Cancer Center and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

Please consider sending the link out to other folks you might know as well.

Thanks Barb


MY PTC HISTORY

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