We’re excited to let you all know that this summer we will ride more than 150 miles in the 26th Courage Classic bicycle tour benefiting Children’s Hospital Colorado. Over the next few months we will train to conquer climbs up multiple passes through our beautiful Rocky Mountains. Powering our bikes for three days straight will challenge us, but our primary goal is to raise money for children and families who rely on Children’s Colorado. We hope to collectively raise $2.8 million for kids like Madelyn Hill.
Madelyn is a very sweet friend of ours and is almost 7 years old and two weeks after she turned one, her journey with Children’s Hospital began. At that time the physicians concluded that Madelyn had deep vein thrombosis, portal vein, causing portal vein hypertension, an enlarged spleen and esophageal varices. Madelyn is now a life-long DHI/GI patient and will always have endoscopy procedures.
Over the last several years, I have been blessed to become one of Madelyn’s “Scope Buddy’s.” “It truly has been such a blessing for me to be able to pray with them, build legos, watch movies or just be there to hold Miss Madelyn and her sweet family while they go through these procedures.” It’s been an incredibly humbling experience as well, to not only witness what Madelyn and her precious family must go through, but all the brave kids and their families at Children’s Hospital Colorado!
This is a picture of Madelyn and I at Children’s after her scope last summer. “It’s a very special memory I will always cherish. She was so excited to show me her new bible while we waited to leave the hospital after an endoscopy. It was a sweet reminder of God’s faithfulness through each child’s journey!” We love this sweet girl and her family so much!
Not only will Josh and I be riding, but our 8 year old daughter, Kylee will be riding 20 miles on day two of the Courage Classic to support these kids as well. We are honored to not only ride for Madelyn, but also for Joel Belt who is battling Pulmonary Hypertension, Cross Evans who is battling Leukemia, Kaylee Remmich who is battling Medulloblastoma and the many, many other kids and their families fighting their own battles and benefiting from the care at Children’s Hospital Colorado! We would be honored if you would support these kids, their families and Children’s Hospital Colorado by donating to our ride!
I look forward to sharing our journey as a team with each of you!
Blessings to you and thank you for your consideration,