Here’s the real reason I’m riding 10,000 miles for MS:
When I was in my twenties, still finishing up law school, I got a panicked long distance call from my soon to be wife. She had just gotten back from the doctor. She had been diagnosed with MS.
Heather was in an intense graduate program when she began having vision problems. For months, doctors wrote it off. She was studying too hard, there was no need to worry about it.
Finally, after seeing an eye specialist, she was diagnosed with optic neuritis, which eventually led to the MS diagnosis.
It was terrifying to say the least. Our future felt uncertain.
This was a long time ago, before the wealth of medications and research that are now within reach. But even still, there is no cure for Multiple Sclerosis.
And I want a cure.
I’m on a mission to help in anyway I can, and for me, that is through riding. I came up with the idea this past January to a complete a one year ride of 10,000 miles and (minimum) $10,000 for MS.
I’m almost there.
As I reached mile 9,000 last night I felt a huge sense of accomplishment , but I still have 1,000 more miles to go.
Will you help me out? Will you donate to the MS Society today to push me past the finish line? I am so close to my goal.
I appreciate everyone who has been cheering me on these last 12 months and can’t wait to get to mile 10,000.