Monday, July 8, 2013

People you meet along the way...

Wow! This coming Saturday is the ride, I am not sure where the time has gone this year! The weather has been awesome for riding lately! Two wheel therapy is what I call it. After a long day sometimes its just nice to have a long ride to clear your head & take a deep breath of the wind your riding into to make things seems a little less stressed! Well for some that works out, but for others maybe not so! At bike night at Amigos the 2 weeks ago, while working the table of selling shirts, and misc Angel Ride items, a guy came up to me. I've seen him around town, not sure of his name, I have always stopped to talk to him! He started to tell me about his sister that he lost this February to breast cancer. She was 52 years old. Oh my, this is very hard for him to talk about, and well, hard to know what to say. He said that he had other sister, aunts that he'd hope that they wouldn't get breast cancer as well. We were selling coasters that had saying on them and had been tied together, so we took them apart so that he could find the right ones to give to his sisters, and aunt! You could tell that he felt at ease being able to talk about, looking over the different sayings, and being able to feel free to talk about it... Last week we went to Rockwell City Lynchs for bike night... we had a nice crowd & they always make us feel welcome there! Big Daddy Addy the DJ does an amazing job there! And he supports us Angel Ride girls 100% !!! Here again we had a few gals come up to tell us their stories! One was wearing the red hat lady's shirt which is purple! She told me she was a 4 year survivor! As I told her congratulations and wishing her many years of survival, another gal came up to us to get a purple koozie! Telling us at the table that her mother passed away 43-45 years ago. She said she was a small girl when her mother passed. As she talked she said they didn't know as much about breast cancer as they do now, and had hope that they find a cure soon. It is amazing how strong these women are, and men as they tell their stories to others. I think that it is awesome that they can talk about their stories, as it gives others courage to fight their battle(s) too!! Today I had a call, a guy wanting the last years Dudes for Boobs shirt! The one store that sells them had him call me! I looked downstairs and had his size! He told me that he could pick it up at bike night this Wed!I had no problem saving it back for him. I had also asked him if he had seen this years shirt?? I was referring to the "Booty for Boobies" shirt, he said he saw the gray one, but didn't look at it, and said that the purple wasn't his color! I said the reason we went with the purple is that it is a SURVIVOR color! He said he knew that and he himself was a survivor! Yes it took me by surprise, but on the other hand... my sons choir teacher, and another elderly man I know of has died of breast cancer. I told him this too. Many may think that it is weird that a man can get breast cancer, but it can happen. So for anyone if you have a pain, a lump or any questions about your chest, please get it checked out because early detection saves lives... some of these people that I have talked to lately are living proof it can! And some are not as lucky. We can only pray that some day soon they will find a cure! So this Saturday when the ride for the Angel Ride to Save the TaTas is going on, look around you at the people that are there, as I know there are going to be some that are survivors, some that are just beginning to fight their battle with breast cancer, and some that are there because they know someone that has passed from it. Stop and listen to their stories, as some times it helps others to be able to just talk about it! Remember to "Treasure Her (or His) Chest" "Booty for Boobies" (they both mean the same!!) And you will be amazed at the people that you meet along the way! Take Care~ Ride Safe~ Angel Ride Girl~~

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