Through family and friends, I have seen the corrosive and debilitating effects cancer can have on patients and communities. It is difficult to describe the emotions of watching those close to me suffer tremendously at the expense of cancer and knowing there was little I could do. Despite these experiences, I have seen the phenomenal prospects that medical advancements and research have to offer in the fight against cancer. My passion and appreciation for medicine, research, and strong desire to alleviate human suffering compelled me to join the Texas 4000 organization. I ride for all of those who have been made to suffer at the hands of cancer. In particular, I ride for Harpaige, Lakshmi Aunty, Mali Mama, Jana Mama, and all of my amazing Texas 4000 teammates.