Friday, May 2, 2008

We're Gonna Rock This Tour!

Well the MS 150 bike tour is fast approaching and I'm extremely excited to take part again this year. All five of us that rode last year are signed up and ready to go again and are busy getting donations and trying to recruit others to join our team.

May 22 not only marks the day of Devon's 12th birthday, but also the 2 year anniversary of Billy's diagnosis. We reflect a lot on the different things that have happened throughout the last two years and are thankful that Billy is still able do the things he enjoys most. I am so very proud of the man that he is and his ability to keep going.

Two weeks before Christmas this year, Billy was unable to walk for about three days and was so dizzy for about a week that he could hardly keep from vomiting. He was still determined to go Christmas shopping though, and with the use of his cane and the scooters at Wal-Mart, he did just that! He takes advantage of every day that he feels good and uses those days to take the kids riding, work on his truck, prepare his snow mobile for next year's sod races, or do a little yard work.

Seeing his determination to live his life as normally as possible drives me to want to do as much as I can to help all those affected by MS.

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