• Route: Rockies
  • Ride Year: 2020
  • Hometown: Houston, TX

About: Hey y’all! My name is Abraham and I am a 5th year in the iMPA program. Born and raised in Houston, I plan on going back to my hometown after graduation. My family has been a source of undying support in all my crazy endeavors and I am forever thankful for it. Especially this one.

Growing up, I dreamed of being a doctor. As you all know, life never works out the way you plan it. Texas 4000 allows me to connect with an important cause and I am proud to represent my school in the fight against cancer.

Please reach out to me with your stories. Send me an email, call me, text me, and let me ride for your loved ones.

To Alaska and back!

Why I Ride

“When you die, that does not mean that you lose to cancer. You beat cancer by how you live, why you live and in the manner in which you live. So, live. Live. Fight like hell. And when you get too tired to fight then lay down and rest and let somebody else fight for you.”

-Stuart Scott

First and foremost, I would like to ride for my grandfather, Farzand Ali Khan. He has been battling Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia for years and his positivity throughout the process has been empowering for me and my whole family. I want to ride to continue his fight and share his positivity to empower others. One of his favorite sayings is that “where there’s a will there’s a way.” His words are always ringing in my head and motivating me to get out of my comfort zone.

However, riding for one person would not be enough for me. The more people I talk to, the more I realize that cancer is everywhere. It touches the lives of many and leaves a long-lasting impact. I understand that riding 4,000 miles to Alaska won’t cure cancer, but that’s not the point. The point is to band together and rally behind a common cause, for Cancer is too strong to be defeated by one person.

I ride for everyone who has been affected by cancer to help them fight this terrible disease.

I ride for those who can’t.

I ride to give people strength — the strength to talk about cancer, to face cancer, to fight cancer.

Most of all, I ride for a cure.