On May 22, 2011 I will ride my bicycle the 1,216 miles between Amarillo, Tx to Chicago, IL over the course of 15 days. I’ll be riding my bicycle all those miles because my sons don’t have the opportunity to ride their bicycles down the street. The goal is to raise awareness about Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis (HLH), the horrible disease that took the lives of my two sons and to raise money for The Matthew and Andrew Akin Foundation. A video will be created every morning and uploaded to this blog dedicating that days ride to a child who is currently battling HLH. Another video will be created each evening talking about losing two children and honoring a child who has either won or lost the battle with this horrible disease. I’ll end up in Chicago on June 5th, on what should have been Andrew’s 4th birthday.
I hope you check in as I’ll be updating this blog with thoughts and pictures from the road. Thank you so much for all your support.