A Father’s Ride Day 8-The Ride Home

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It is the eighth and final day of A Father’s Ride, and today we will pedal the 74 miles from Cuba, MO to St. Louis. Today’s ride is dedicated to Matthew, Andrew, and Annie-the inspiration for this ride.

I would like to thank everyone that made a donation at www.matthewandandrew.org. Thank you for the prayers, support and encouragement along the way. Please visit www.bethematch.org and sign up for a kit to join the bone marrow registry. The kit will be mailed to you and it is a simple swab of the mouth. An average of 10,000 people are in need of a bone marrow transplant each year. Unfortunately, only half find a match. This was only one small step in our endeavor to get the word out about HLH. Spread the word to your family, friends, and pediatrician. It may save a loved one’s life someday.

The finish line today will be at the Lone Wolf Coffee Company in Ballwin, MO. I anticipate arriving around 12:30. Everyone is welcome to join us!



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5 Comments

  1. bosley
    Posted September 8, 2012 at 10:41 AM | Permalink

    Though we can’t be there with you guys at the finish, we are there in our hearts.What you are doing is truly amazing. we send our love and thoughts to you.

  2. Constance Crane
    Posted September 8, 2012 at 1:03 PM | Permalink

    Doug we are so proud of you, Rinae, and Anthony and inspired by your determination. We miss you all. Justin I want to thank you for being there and helping and encouraging Doug and my sister, Rinae and Anthony. I pray that this helps them in some way.
    Thank you,
    Constance and family

  3. Kelly Vokoun
    Posted September 8, 2012 at 8:18 PM | Permalink

    said “Thank you” to Justin many times. I also want to thank DOUG!!! Congratulations Doug! You did an amazing thing for Annie and all of our HLH kids. Every time James has a bad day, I will try to think of you (and Justin) and just be grateful that he is still here. Thanks again.

  4. Sarah
    Posted September 9, 2012 at 1:01 AM | Permalink

    Congrats!!!I bet you all are sleeping soundly tonight. I just wanted to let you know how touched I have been watching the clips each day. I followed Andrew and Matthew but hadn’t heard about your ride until I received E-mail notification. Each day I looked forward to your videos. I’m glad you decided to try again and finish what you started. I admire you and Doug for the countless hours you put in to make this happen. September is a hard month for awareness. Childhood cancer has received a great amount of attention finally but we can’t forget about the other diseases that take many lives. I pray that this ride will help you in your process. It did make me aware. Thanks and God bless!

  5. Jill Hume
    Posted September 9, 2012 at 10:36 AM | Permalink

    Congratulations on a job well done, Justin and Doug! We are so proud of you and admire your determination and strength. Welcome home!

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