Welcome to KC's 2019 RRAA Page
Nine years ago when I started the Rett Ride Across America I didn’t know if I would make it all the way across the country. I had never completed multiple 100 mile rides consecutively. What I did know is that I had had to try! I could no longer remain on the sidelines while Katelyn ( then 16 ) and thousands of other kids were locked in their bodies for the rest of their lives with little or no hope of leading a normal life! No one likes failure and I certainly don’t either, but I had to be willing to try and possibly fail or else nothing would change and that was just unacceptable! It was time for me to get in the game!
By the grace of God and through the prayers, help and support of my family, friends and a few other Rett Dads we completed the 2800 mile mission over the course of October 2010. Last year, 2018, as we made our way across the U.S. we had almost 50 cyclists that rode 1 or more days with us. We even had the honor of having Dr. Alan Percy ride again on the final day, all of us determined to #overpowerett with a treatment or a cure. Collectively we raised almost $120,000 for Rettsyndrome.org which was quite an accomplishment. We hope to beat the number this year!
We are expanding upon my vision for the Rett Ride Across America by offering a way for folks across the country to get involved. I will be doing a 120 mile ride from Biloxi MS to Pensacola FL on Saturday, October 5th. We are encouraging families across the country to join our efforts by participating in this ride, host your own, ride with your church, neighbors, ANYONE! It's time to #overpowerrett!
I’m not good at asking people for help but when you look into the eyes of an angel you feel empowered to step out of your comfort zone and be BOLD! So I’m asking for your help! Please find it in your heart to make a donation and together we’ll make a difference!
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