Yes that is correct, This fat bald guy is going to straddle a seat slightly larger than a pear and peddle for 150 miles.
Originally this was just a challenge to see if I could do it but it has turned into so much more.
Some of the people that have donated money to sponsor me have shared their stories of how MS has effected their life and in hearing these stories, my mission changed from one of I will try to I will do all I can to help.
My best friend, Alan Shelton, loaned me his road bike to train on. Global Bikes of Gilbert and Chandler have loaned me a beautiful $3,700 Specialized bike to use in the race.
At the moment I have raised over $1,800. I know that sounds like a lot of money but in reality it is not. My goal is to raise $2000 by March 24. If I can exceed that goal that would be fantastic.
Please Help me help others.
I am thankful I am able to ride in this event.
I have had several great people make donations for this cause and I am very grateful to them. Many of them have also sent messages of encouraging words and some have included scripture. Since I try to live my life as a man of God I thought I would share some of those with you.
I am a friend of Kris H… he forwarded me your letter. My mother has had MS for 26 years and now is bed-ridden in a nursing home (she became suddenly sick with MS when I was 6yrs old). Thank you for riding for us. I am a single mom and don’t have much to give, but know that what you are doing means so much to me. THANK YOU and BLESS YOU!
In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’
Ride on Scott! You will be inspired by those with MS sitting on the side lines cheering you on. I did this ride way back when it went to Parker Dam and again when it went to Gila Bend. Be prepared for some sore buns on day 2 but an amazing experience overall.
Seriously, I hope you have a great ride that is safe and that makes a lot of money. Don’t think I’ve mentioned it but my sister-in-law, was recently diagnosed with a progressive and terminal neurological disease called multi system atrophy of the cerebellum or MSA-C. There is no treatment and there is no cure.
She is one of the kindest, sweetest persons I have ever known and it is heart breaking to watch her steady decline. We are considering selling our home and buying a home near them so we can be there to help out as her disease progresses to the point where she will need 24/7 care. Hopefully the research you are working to fund will find a cure for MS and maybe lead to treatment for all neurological disease.
Keep Marina and Keith and their two sons in your prayers.
2 Corinthians 9:7
Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
(Revelation 19:1) After this I heard what sounded like the roar of a great multitude in heaven shouting: “Hallelujah! Salvation and glory and power belong to our God.
It’s raining here today so I will not be getting any miles in but I thank God I have work to do today.