National Kids Cancer Ride

Day 10 Marathon to Wawa

 

Most of the night the hard rain pounded off the top of our 53 foot tractor trailer with home made bunks…we could tell it was going to possibly be an interesting day…

Which it was…it was raining and the fog set in which made visibility very low…so for safety we waited an hour in hopes of the fog lifting and we could hit the roads

While we waited we did our hero of the day presentation…which is a Canadian flag cape in memory of former NKCR Ed Helmus…it was presented to a special man…Gord McKeedy…the father of James who passed from cancer…Gord is always a step ahead of everyone…doing this and she that…he walks by you every evening telling you what day it is in the morning ( Irish day…Canada day Eh!) which we all dip into a bag he prepared and we wear the proper item…he always has a saying or doesn’t something along side the rode as we ride by…to put a smile on all our faces!!

We also did our dedication to Daxton…one year old child that was told after many checkups that he had croup…but that was not the case…finally the doctor ordered an X-ray and it revealed a growth blocking his airway and it was cancer…

After aggressive treatment…the chemotherapy wasn’t working to shrink the tumour…so as a last resort bc of the possible complications…the surgeon’s went in and were able to remove 98 % of the tumour…with a further check up there were no signs of the cancer and no more chemotherapy was necessary…a truly amazing day!!

We shuttled down the road to our first rest stop and with the visibility better but still raining…we hit the road for 53 km to our lunch destination at the elementary school of St Basil…we got dried off and warmed up with lunch and warm welcome with an assembly in the gym…the kids were amazing and had lots of questions…

Unfortunately the road conditions were not good and for the safety of the riders…we pulled off the road for the rest of the day…

But we did stop for a couple pics tho!

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