I am riding in the Children's Hospital Courage Classic this year in the name of my daughter Lynna, AKA "Cuy." When Cuy was just four months old, she suffered a major cardiac event from an undiagnosed and very rare congenital heart condition called ALCAPA. Essentially, Cuy's heart muscle was being perfused with low-oxygen blood due to a plumbing defect, causing the heart muscle to die. A very diligent and observant primary care doctor (Dr. Miller with Cornerstone Pediatrics in Louisville) and a lot of good luck took us to Children's Hospital in Aurora that day, where she was promptly examined, diagnosed, and whisked off to surgery for the life-saving procedure that would correct her defect and allow her tiny heart to begin to heal. Every step of our journey at Children's Colorado was a demonstration of world-class health care and deep-seated compassion, from the echocardiogram technician who immediately recognized this subtle defect (Matt Demecs) to the brilliant surgeon who performed her operation (Dr. Jim Jaggers); from the highly skilled team of nurses on the CICU and cardiac step-down unit to the smiling aids who transported us to studies; from the comforting presence of her anesthesiologist (Dr. Mark Twite) to the cardiologists who managed her care throughout her stay. Today Cuy is a very rambunctious, mischevious, silly four-year-old, who loves animals and keeping up with her equally high-energy big sister, Corinne. Her heart sustained some permanent damage, so we still regularly visit the Children's Heart Institute, where Dr. Karrie Villavicencio has to be able to catch her to conduct her check-ups. We feel endlessly fortunate that we have access to such a valuable resource as Children's Hospital right here in Colorado. I am riding this challenging cycling tour (77 miles, 7552 feet of climbing, at elevations that exceed 11,000 feet) to show my profound gratitude to Children's Hopsital of Colorado by raising funds so that they can continue to provide such a superior level of care to Cuy and all of the other kids like her. Thank you.