Friday, July 4, 2008
A family affair!
Took my dad out mountain biking at Cedarville State Forest! It was alot of fun! My dad still claims I was trying to kill him, but deep down I know he loved it! Got most of the way through the course and then took a shortcut home. It was really nice going out with Pops and sharing a shared love (he used to bike a great deal too, 42 miles a day before they moved to Georgia).
This year, like last year, I will be riding for Mary Payton's Miracle - My friend Steve Kogos from Trigators informed me that his friend Joe's daughter, Mary Payton, was diagnosed a number of years back with Late Infantile Batten Disease. This is a disease with no cure, however, there are special experimental (and extremely expensive) treatments which have shown some significant signs of success! In order to assist with the costly treatments and research, Mary Payton's Miracle was created to raise money to find a cure, hopefully in time to save little Mary Payton as well as the many others affected by this terrible disease!