I'm riding: Two Bridges

Team: Team Edward Jones

ID: 13376

Lifetime total: $52071.0000

Start time: 8:45 am - Wave 1


WHY I RIDE

I am proud to join Pedal the Cause in the fight against cancer for the 8th year in a row. Pedal the Cause is the region's top cycling event, More importantly, it is a way that we can support the researchers and doctors at Siteman Cancer Center who are working to find a cure for Tami Jo's brain cancer.

As many of you know, just under 2 years ago we found a anaplastic astrocytoma on the right side of TJs brain. It was removed on December 20, 2016, and she followed that with radiation and chemo therapy. During this ride last year she had just finished her last round of chemo and was climbing out of that chemo hole that far too many have experienced. 2018 has been a much better year, but not without setbacks. Tami Jo had a small stroke on March 7th (which she recovered from pretty quickly), and is now wrestling with neuropathic pain from the surgery. However, we are thankful for everyday because she is here, and happy, and being an awesome mom, wife, daughter, and friend! We do quarterly MRIs - and have seen no sign of cancer growth! Praise God!

It takes world-class research to create a world without cancer. We are particularly thankful for the work of Milan Chheda and his team at Siteman and we are proud that they have received Pedal research funds for the fight against brain 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.


MY PTC HISTORY

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