Hello, my name is Rachael and I am participating in the 2019 Courage Classic with my sons, Haydan and Morgan, and the rest of the Team Madelyn group. My father, Tom, will also be joining Team Madelyn for the second year. This will be the third year I will ride in the Children's Hospital benefit ride at Copper Mountain, though my eleven year-old rode in 2016, 2017, and 2018; and my eight year old will ride for his second year. Together we train, pray for, and ride in honor of our dear friends: Madelyn, Jayce, Kylee, and Emery. Each of these children are rock stars who happen to be patients at Children's Hospital. Sweet Madelyn, Kylee, and Jayce have been friends of Haydan and Morgan for most of their lives; I cherish these kids so much. Emery is a precious daughter of a dear friend - she has the sweetest smile you will ever see. Haydan, Morgan, and I ride for these kids (three of which will also ride!), and all other children who may not be strong enough to bike the trails, but are strong in fighting their own battles every day. "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me," Philippians 4:13.