Thank you for supporting American Heart Association. Your contribution is greatly appreciated. My purpose for this ride is to honor my grandson Jackson, my father, mother and other family who have been effected by heart disease. Jackson's story: Even before he was born we knew he had a heart defect. At 1 years old I watch as his Mom and Dad (my son) carry him into the operating room for open heart surgery never knowing if they would see him alive again. I cannot imagine the emotions that were going through them. Today he is a bustling, energetic little boy. He still may face another surgery in the future but for now the only signs that anyone would know of that day is a faded scar on his check. To me that is his badge of honor.
As time goes on I will add more to this.