- Route: Sierra
- Ride Year: 2021
- Hometown: Wichita Falls, TX
- School Year: Senior
- Major: International Relations and Global Studies
- Email: [email protected]
If you or someone you know has been affected by cancer, please let me know! I would love to hear and share their story with the rest of my team so that we can ride for them. You can reach me at (940) 631-8749 or via email.
I'm from a quaint little city called Wichita Falls, Texas. Though I am here in the less quaint city of Austin now, my heart still beats for everything family and friends. You can catch me playing video games with my friends, aimlessly wandering a park, eating a concerning amount of chocolate, or calling back home because a mom's comfort is irreplaceable. I'm beyond excited for this upcoming journey and I can't wait do my part in helping those affected by cancer.
Why I Ride
I ride for all those affected by cancer- for the moms, dads, aunts, uncles, children, and whoever else has had to fight this disease. To end the suffering, it is vital that we as individuals do our part to help advance the treatment of cancer. My participation in Texas 4000 is my way of taking action and honoring the value that research provides. However, I also recognize that those who are already dealing with cancer cannot be overlooked. Fortunately, Texas 4000 donates its earnings to both cancer research initiatives as well as cancer support programs for families already burdened by their diagnosis.
I ride for Morgan, my best friend who beat her battle with thyroid cancer. Her encounter with cancer taught me what it is to truly appreciate those we love. It also taught me that cancer is non-discriminatory. She received her diagnosis in high-school. While most were thinking of prom or what our next step was after high-school, Morgan was battling cancer. Yet, even in a moment of darkness, my best friend persevered, graduated, and continued her journey. From her, I learned resilience. Thank you, Morgan, I ride for you.
I ride for my grandfather James, who died of cancer before I ever got the chance to meet him. From what I know, he was loving, strong, and admirable. Knowing this, I recognize the magnitude of his loss. I hope that, with the help of organizations like Texas 4000, future families can be all the more full.
By spreading knowledge, engaging in charity, and holding hope, I know that we can take back the power from cancer.