Don't Make Change too Complicated: Just Begin!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Our Guest: An Honored Teammate

At 7 am this morning, I met our honored teammate Mr. J. O'Leary. He is a cyclist who developed lymphoma and was treated and is now cancer free. He spoke about losing 37 pounds and how it just wasted off of him and how he felt his self was wasting away too...and how horrible that was. He said this was not dieting it was wasting away...physically and emotionally.
But now, after his treatments, he is almost back to his normal weight and is back on his bike riding about 20 miles each ride...doing what he loves. He told us that when we are having a hard moment on the bike, or in our lives, that we should think of those with cancer, who are wasting away...and suffering through their chemo and it will give us a new perspective on our own suffering. He thanked us for what we are doing with the ride as a symbol to others and also for raising money for cancer research. I am not sure there was a dry eye in the house!