I'm riding: PTC Circuit

Team: Ride BBD

ID: 116581

Lifetime total: $660.0000

Start time: 10:30 am


WHY I RIDE

I will be riding for my uncle, Kevin Manning. He was diagnosed with esophageal cancer. There is not a day that does by that I do not miss him. It feels like yesterday that he was still here. Please anything you donate will go to good use. The donations will make us one step closer to finding a cure.

I am proud to join Pedal the Cause in the fight against cancer. Pedal the Cause is more than the region's top cycling event. It's a way of life, a celebration, and a movement fueled by the courage to end cancer.

It takes world-class research to create a world without cancer. 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.

I will be riding for Gabe
Here is Gabe and his Story:
Gabe, 8 - diagnosis - Spinal Meningioma
Gabe loves Legos, playing outside, racing BMX, and making YouTube videos. He is a huge fan of Imagine Dragons and Five Nights at Freddy's. Gabe was diagnosed January 4, 2018 and had a laminectomy the following day after being flown to Children's. A follow-up MRI showed more growth, so he had an angiogram to block an artery surrounded by the tumor on February 27 and a suboccipital craniotomy on February 28. His neck was too unstable due to the amount of bone removed, so he had a cervical occipital fusion on March 6. Gabe spent eight days in the hospital the first time, two weeks the second time, and is currently undergoing 31 rounds of IMRT radiation. His brother and sister are staying with their grandparents at home in Springfield, so the family is 200 miles apart. His family just keeps looking to the future. Gabe hasn't stopped smiling and being positive through it all. He hopes to get back on his bike when this is all over and make YouTube videos when he's older. Gabe is an inspiration to so many people. The future holds great things for him. Gabe and his family would like to help raise money for continuing research to help others.

Thank you so much,
Will


MY PTC HISTORY

2018