I’m optimistic that I’ll get there!…
The day before last year's ride I heard definitively that I indeed had Lymphoma, something that ended my father's life some 40 yrs ago, and was going to need both chemotherapy and radiation treatment. I give thanks for the fact that I survived the treatment, and that I'm doing well, and I'm riding again this year because I can, and because I'm incredibly grateful for the medical treatment that I've received over the past year.
Having said that I'm largely riding in memory of those who got sick before the amazing advances in medical treatments that have seen HIV transformed from a terminal illness to a chronic medical condition in many parts of the world, and, in particular, for the people in my life who died before the treatments arrived.
Please join me in remembering those who didn’t live long enough to see the advances that have been made in medicine over the past 20 years, and supporting those in parts of the world where it’s still incredibly challenging to access the medications that have completely changed the landscape that the late 1980’s presented.
This year I'm again electing to have the money that I raise go to Community Research Initiative (CRI), an independent, non-profit community-based organization dedicated to leading the way in HIV/AIDS clinical research.
My goal is to raise in excess of $1000.00 this year. I appreciate the fact that you get many requests for money, from a wide range of admirable causes, but hope that you'll consider supporting me in my effort if you can. Every little bit counts.
Posts by Michael:
Again moved to do the Harbor to the Bay ride out of gratitude for the fact that I can. I’m incredibly happy that my body and I continue to be ‘good friends’.
I remember those who didn’t live …
Dear Friends, I’m again doing the Harbor to the Bay ride, very conscious of my gratitude for the fact that I can; and hopeful that every day for that my body and I continue to be ‘best friends’. Please join …