- Route: Sierra
- Ride Year: 2015
- Hometown: Texarkana, TX
- School Year: Sophomore
- Major: Electrical Engineering
- Email: [email protected]
Hi! My name is Nick Sehy, and I am a sophomore at UT studying Electrical Engineering. My original hometown was in the suburbs of Detroit, MI before my family moved to Texarkana, TX before my freshman year of high school. Getting used to Texas was an experience. First of all, I had to learn that the word "Coke" could mean "Dr.Pepper" or just a plain old Coca-Cola. Next I had to learn that "y'all" should always replace "you guys". Finally I learned that anytime there was snow you should stay as far away from roads and the crazy people who rarely drive in snow! What helped make my transition easy was the fun and support of my high school swim team. Every weekday at 5:30 I'd wake up to join my teammates in grueling practices that would last over 2 hours and usually stretch over 7000 yards of swimming. I learned that hard work gets rewarded, though, as I trained with multiple 4A state champions over my four years. My senior year of high school I was honored to be elected as our team captain and to lead our team to many championships.
When I enrolled into UT this fall, I tried to find another team that I could join that would help my transition. The Texas 4000 team was a perfect fit. Not only would I go through something about as grueling as waking up at 5:30 every morning to swim, I would also be doing it for a cause I feel strongly about. Among the many people around my family and friends who've experienced cancer are my Grandmother and my Uncle Eric. My Grandma is currently being treated for Leukemia, and my Uncle Eric has been diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. I think we all have at least one close friend, relative, or coworker that has or has had a form of cancer. The World Health Organization recently released a report that by 2030, cancer will become the number one killer in the United States. By doing my little part by riding, I'm hoping to spread a little more awareness and help us curb this trend.
Why I Ride
As a rider, I am going to do my best to provide hope and knowledge to people inflicted with cancer.