Sunday, June 25, 2006

Big Fix Day Nine

Today we left Utah and entered Colorado, a 118-mile trip from Blanding, Utah, to the tiny community of Rico, Colorado. Rico is our highest overnight stopping point (8,800 feet), and we are ensconced at the town's elementary school (student body: six children).
Today was memorable for another reason: we were joined for the first part of our ride by young Vincent Miller, from Mesa, Arizona. Vincent, age 10 (almost 11), is a Histiocytosis survivor--diagnosed about six years ago with bone lesions, he underwent therapy and is now free of the disease. It was great to ride with Vincent, and he brought home for us once again the reason for the ride--to help other children like him beat Histiocytosis.


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