Why I ride
Weeks before riding my sixth Courage Classic with GH Phipps in 2014 I received a terrible phone call. A best friend’s 5 year old daughter, Lea, was admitted to Children’s Hospital because her heart was failing. It was a very emotional Courage Classic that year. As I was riding through Vail the anesthesiologist who worked with Lea earlier in the week rode beside me and talked about her condition. Over the next two days several nurses who were riding said they knew Lea also. Lea got her new heart and she made it home to her family. I look forward to seeing Lea and her family at Courage Classic every July. Her strength and courage has reinspired me to fundraise for this great cause.