Monday, May 14, 2007

2nd Hope Starts Here Cycling Challenge

Saturday May 12th. Nearly 200 riders and families and friends came out to show their love and support for those of us dealing with brain tumors.
Again for me, the highlight of the day was the David Bailey concert. David is a brain tumor survivor (nearly 11 years) and is a self described "hippie folk singer". His message is simple: don't be afraid, share hope, as much as you need other people--you are needed too. David also redefines the question every one asks when given the diagnosis of brain tumor: "Why me?" becomes "What now?" The message is universal, uplifting and motivating. It applies equally to patients, families and caregivers.
If you don't see any other concert next year, you must see David's. Watch the blog for updates.
For me, the ride is about meeting challenges, exceeding your expectations. If you can do that one day, you can do the next and the next. You don't need a five year plan, you need a plan for one day--what do you want to do today?
I leave you with this quote:
"Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving"--Albert Einstein, 1930

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