About Me

Profile

  • Route: Rockies
  • Ride Year: 2018
  • Hometown: Houston, TX
  • School Year: Junior
  • Major: Architecture and Architectural Engineering
  • Email: kbomar96@gmail.com

About: I'm a junior architecture and architectural engineering major from Houston, Texas. I enjoy yoga, listening to live music, and being active outdoors. My cool and artsy graphic designer parents comment on all my facebook posts, do yoga together, and eat Torchy's regularly. My brother, Will, graduated from Tulane in May- he's hopefully headed to medical school after a gap year. These people inspire me daily to be enthusiastic and passionate about my life.

Why I Ride

I ride for my grandmother.The most difficult part about witnessing my grandmother being overcome by cancer was the way her physical body deteriorated. I couldn’t grasp it because the woman I knew to be my grandmother couldn’t be controlled, much less taken over by disease. She was vivid and adventurous and joyous. She threw themed Christmas parties and invited everyone she knew. She dressed in incredible designs and never failed to leave a stain on each clothing item in order to make her mark. She filled her house, which was more like a castle, with art and the aroma of spices. She was stern and unforgiving in a way that challenged those around her to aspire to reach her level of grace. But in the end, even all that life was not enough, and she succumbed to the corrosive power of her disease.
This fight is not only an opportunity, it is a necessity. It is not simply an option, it is a must; it’s a plea from our parents, a call from our future families, and a demand from the world we inhabit. By cycling across two countries and one continent, we’re bringing ourselves 4,500 miles closer to contributing the hope, knowledge, and charity required to end cancer, once and for all.
"Do not resent your place in the story, do not imagine yourself elsewhere. Do not close your eyes and picture a world without thorns, without shadows, without hawks. Change this world. Use your body like a tool meant to be used up, discarded, and replaced. Better every life you touch." - N.D. Wilson

Growing List of People I Ride For:
Abz Zeitler
Addis Terfe
Amy
Aunt of Virginia
Austin Williams
Bess, Grandmother of Tyson Taylor
Bill
Bill Bomar
Buddy
Christa Floyd
Christine Tompkins
Cindy Smullen
Debbie Stennlson
Eileen Orr
Grandmother of Ana Cantu
Grandmother of Turner Hinrichs
Grandpa of Collins Yeates
Hillary Stratton
Holly Bussian
Ismail Gaiza
Jane Eckert
Jennette Mahaffey
Jeremy Odell – Betsy’s son
Jerry McCranie - died of lymphoma at age 50, father of Leigh Smith
Jim Kempner
Joe Elliot
Joe Graybeak
Karen Knudson, friend of Sean, died of sarcoma
Kathy Videl
Krista Brewer
Laura Wolder
Lois Webb
Louise Cook Morgan
Lynda Dansby
Malcom
Marianella Foschi
Mark from ACL – “I can fight cancer”
Marni Levine, Aunt of Kyle Zagon
Mary Cassidy and Tony Faulkner
Maryann Adams
Michael F.
Michael, Kenneth, and Mariah Naber
Patrice Ferguson
Paulette Langley
Paula, Peter, and Maude Beck - Abby Beck's family
Phillip Press
Phyllis F.
Raymona Bomar
Sam and Marsha
Sarah Nelson Crawford
Second Cousin of Ana Cantu
Sheri Barbay
Susie Brookes
Susie Scholars Joy and William "Buck" Edgar Joy
Terry
Thomas House Bearden
Thomas Landry
Tim Fenderbosch
Tom Black, Uncle of Emily Neiymeyer
Uncle of Collins Yeates
Uncle Pedro, passed of colon cancer five years ago