Here is what my dad wrote about why he and his team decided to embark on this adventure:
Like many people, I have had to learn to heal and cope through life’s challenges and the loss of our grandson. I will admit, that watching our daughter, Heather and son-in-law Mac, work through the loss of their son has taught me more than ever about our grief and healing process. I have learned that we may feel the need to wait until we are healed before we can help others - when actually in many situations it is the act of helping others that helps us heal! “Look not only to your own interest, but also to the interest of others.” Over the last five years, I have been inspired by learning about how many nonprofit organizations started out as a result of a personal tragedy. People just like you and I have turned their own tragedy into a gift of hope for others! Our PKD bike jerseys have been sponsored by Art Berger’s neighbor (Connie) whose daughter Amy, passed away 23 years ago from PKD.