I "met" Gary online, because of his business, CareGrade, which gives people a way to grade nursing homes, assisted living centers and more. For that information, go to www.CareGrade.com.
Through a few emails, I found out about Jarrod, his young son who was going through treatment for cancer. Gary sent me photos of Jarrod, then without his hair, as Gary was preparing to ride in the Livestrong Challenge in honor of his son. Below is an update on Jarrod. Gary is once more riding, this time in gratitude, in the Livestrong Challenge. If you choose to donate, the link is below.
Here are some of Gary's words to me:
"I wanted to give you an update on Jarrod. He has finished
chemo treatments and is doing great. We go in every three months for him
to get scoped and a biopsy. So far so good. He is so happy to have hair
again and be able to participate in sports. Last year I participated in
the Livestrong Challenge and raised over $11,000 dollars for the fight
against cancer. I will once again be riding 100 miles in hopes of
raising even more money. It has become one of my life's main missions."
This is the link to contribute