Life is unpredictable. If you zoom in, you will see a small scar on my chin from riding a bike! My dad taught me how to ride it, but did not teach me how to brake. In some ways, this taught me to always keep my momentum up by simply not knowing how to give up.
Next summer, 87 University of Texas students and I will be biking from Austin, Texas to Anchorage, Alaska. As we progress 4,500 miles across the U.S. in 70 days, we strive to spread hope, knowledge, and charity; to support the cancer communities we pass working towards the cure.
I’m incredibly honored to be on the 2019 Texas 4000 team. My mother’s best friend, Rita Missal (Milli Mashi), is the epitome of life. Her diagnosis with Lymphoma, a type of blood cancer, showed me just how quickly things can take a turn for the worse. In spite of all that, she lives her life with an exuberance that inspires me. Thanks to new drugs, she is surviving despite a failed bone marrow transplant. I’m taking on this challenge for her.
I RIDE for Rita Missal, who is currently in remission;
I RIDE for my Dadu (grandpa) who passed away last August, from suspected lung cancer;
I RIDE for everyone battling cancer, cancer survivors, and all of their caretakers;
I RIDE for YOU.
Please join me on my journey to Alaska by donating to my ride. Each dollar is another mile closer to a cancer-free future.
To Alaska and back,