Fear has kept me from participating in my life for far too long... this ride is the start of something new. From May 31st to June 6th, over 3,000 Cyclists, Roadies and Virtual Cyclists will be participating in AIDS/LifeCycle, a 545-mile bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles to raise funds for the life-saving services offered by San Francisco AIDS Foundation and the Los Angeles LGBT Center. This year, I’ll be one of them!
Why? Because I think I can't. Because my head can come up with 101 reasons why I shouldn't. I have no feet, poor balance, I'll probably fall! I am not good enough, not strong enough, not capable. Have I mentioned I am a double amputee that hasn't gotten on a bike since my amputations, 5 years ago ?!? I'll just let those who can, do it! I can't let those thoughts win. I don't have to stop participating in life because of my amputations, JUST LIKE THOSE LIVING WITH HIV/AIDS DONT HAVE TO STOP LIVING AND DREAMING BECAUSE OF THEIR DIAGNOSIS!
I'm ready to walk the walk.... well RIDE THE RIDE!
We’re working together to make HIV/AIDS a thing of the past. Will you support me by making a donation today?
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Before I've even had time to get on the bike and shake the rust of my legs, I am already at $1500. Thank you for your generosity! Please continue to support me by sharing my link and post on social media! Together we are making a difference... together we are conquering fear and defying expectations... encouraging those afflicted by Hiv/Aids to keep fighting for their best life! 💚
by Christopher Hoodye on Wed, Oct 23, 2019 @ 8:46 PM
I hope I can inspire you to rewrite the narrative in your head. So many times I let fear decide what I can and cannot participate in. Fear often keeps me from showing in my life today, it's far easier to sit by the side lines rather than to step on the field... or in this case on a bike. I hope you will join my journey and follow along as I relearn how to ride a bike, and tackle this amazing feat for such an amazing cause!
by Christopher Hoodye on Tue, Oct 22, 2019 @ 1:12 PM