They are doing it for your kids, for mine, for theirs. They are doing it for a cure; they are doing it in memory. They are doing it with incredible fortitude. They are doing it with painful memories. They are doing it with incredible hope. They are pushing their bodies to the absolute physical limit.
But they are doing it.
While we are all home in the comforts of our lives today, a large group of people are in Death Valley riding. Riding and raising money for the JDRF. Riding and raising money for all of us.
Through pain and anguish they will ride the 105 miles at 282 feet below sea level, the lowest point in the western hemisphere. They have designated miles like the now famous Mile 23; for Jesse. They ride around 300 strong to test the heat, the sun, the wind. They challenge themselves. They challenge the elements.
But they challenge much more.
They challenge that the funds they raise will indeed be put to good use. They challenge fate that although they may have lost a child to this battle they will do all they can not to let it happen again. They challenge the scientific world to see that they will inflict all sorts of personal pain so that money may move us one more pedal closer to a cure. They challenge us all to pause today and realize that a group of people out there are attempting something we are not and may never do. All for but one reason; diabetes is just unacceptable.
Godspeed my fellow colleagues in this fight against diabetes, We will think of you today. We are thinking of you NOW. Be safe, be well.
That finish line is so much more than the end of a bike ride; for that we thank you.
LET THIS POST SERVE AS A GREETING CARD OF THANKS FOR ALL OF THEM UPON THEIR RETURN. PLEASE LEAVE A REPLY MESSAGE OF THANKS ON THIS POST TO THESE INCREDIBLE RIDERS SO WHEN THEY RETURN HOME THEY CAN SEE HOW MANY PEOPLE SAY THANK YOU.
I am a diabetesdad
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Anne Morris says:
Thanks to all the riders today for the JDRF – on behalf of myself, my family and my daughter Steph (age 21 who was diagnosed 15 long years ago) we thank you from the bottom of our hearts!!!!
You are wonderful and thank you for trying to find the cure for my 16 year old daughter, Whitney (diagnosed at 13 years old). You are role models and pioneers for others to follow.
Thank you on behalf of my two diabetic children and from the rest of our family! We are wishing you all well on this ride. The sacrifice that you are all making is going to get us all closer to a cure.
Jennifer Murphy says:
Thank you to all of you for riding towards a cure for my daughter Allyson age 17 diagnosed at age 8 as well as all of the children affected by juvenile diabetes.
Cassie Thompson says:
Thank you! My 16 year old son was diagnosed 8 weeks ago. Your commitment to helping find a cure is inspiring!
Beth McCrary says:
Thank you to everyone riding today in Death Valley for my sweet one Hannah and all people living with Type 1 Diabetes. I can’t thank you enough for your time, efforts, and dedication to helping JDRF fund research to prevent, treat, and cure T1D. I am humbled and honored to work alongside so many who share a common passion and vision to eradicate diabetes.
Thank you for all diabetics of all types everywhere. This is a terrible disease that devistates lives. Ride on!
Thank you all so much for the tremendous effort you have put int today and over all your training. You are an inspiration to all of us. It’s a truly remarkable achievement, and I can only say that I am in awe of you all. On behalf of my 5 year old daughter, who we nearly lost at her diagnosis 3 years ago, thank you. Thank you for striving for what we all hope and wish for.
Thanks to all the fundraisers; riders, walkers and volunteers to help raise research dollars and awareness toward a CURE for T1D. Wish there was a bike tour on Long Island!!!
Ellen H Ullman says:
Eternally grateful and filled with admiration. Love and hugs to each and every one of you.
The Ullman Family
Thank you just doesn’t seem enough, but THANK YOU!
debbie booty says:
THANK YOU! Thank you on behalf of our nearly 17 yr old son. He has lived with T1 D for nearly 6 years.
Thank you just doesn’t seem enough.
Thank you all for your tireless efforts of advocating and fundraising for a cure for T1D. I am truely inspired by all of your hardwork and dedication. God Bless all of you.
Richard Vaughn says:
Hello Charlie and Melissa Lawrence, and the brother too!! I am glad you are there, safe and sound. The best of luck with the long bike ride. Thanks so much for doing this each year!!
Thank you so much for riding on the behalf of our loved ones living with T 1. By bringing awareness to the cause and raising funds for research we will surely find the cure soon. I am sincerely thankful to you and hope you will have a great ride …stay safe !
T 1D Mom Miner 🙂
Thank you for riding today for the type one community. You are making a difference for thousands of families living with this disease! We deeply appreciate your support!
Thanks a million to each of you for riding for a Cure for T1. On behalf of my 13-year-old daughter, Hailey, who was diagnosed at age 5, and every person living with this disease, I am grateful to you for your sacrifice and determination!
My family has been thinking of you all all day! We are so thankful for dedicated people like you who are committed to making a difference in the lives of everyone touched by T1D. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you!!
Thank you for your effort in trying to find a cure for my precious nine-year-old son, diagnosed 13 months ago. Thank you!!
Elizabeth Weatherly says:
Thank on behalf of our Daughter Savannah Anne Weatherly!
A million thank you’s on behalf of myself and my son. He was diagnosed 3 1/2 years ago at the age of six. Your efforts are infinitely appreciated. Thank you again from the bottom of my heart.
From the bottom of my heart, thank you!
Patti T says:
Thanks from me and my 9 year old diabetic daughter. We’re working on 2 years in, praying for a cure so we don’t have to recognize many more years living with T1D. Thanks for your sacrifice for JDRF.
Keith F. says: