Today’s hero comes from Flushing Michigan. Colin Morency, born in 2000, lived a very normal life. He was very active as a young boy. Then at the age of 9, Colin was diagnosed with stage 4 Neuroblastoma. Colin went to every doctor possible to try and get the help he needed. He was at Hurley in Flint, Detroit Children’s, Mott Children’s in Ann Arbor, and UCSF Hospital in San Francisco. Through all of the treatment and all the travel, Colin was always ready, ready with a smile on his face. He endured many surgeries, test, and treatments, but, unfortunately, his smiling face went to meet his Creator on October 6, 2012. 12 great years that Colin walked this Earth and. Colin is missed daily by his family and friends. His mother Shanda, father Marc, and two sisters Madison and Marisa, honor Colin and his battle by, donating to Hurley Hospital two times a year. They provide pillow pets and fleece blankets for the children that are battling cancer. They continue to hope that one day there will be a cure for the cancer that took their son, Colin James Morency at the young age of 12 years old.
So today I want the Morency’s to know that I wish there were something I could do other than ride a few miles in honor of your son, Colin. These stories of these young kids and cancer tear me up. I can’t imagine what it would be like if my daughter or son would have had cancer. All of you that face this battle are so strong, and I admire that strength you have. I hope to get to enough people on this trip that we will all make a difference. We all have to go to battle in this war. But today I honor the life of Colin Morency and his family. Today I will smile as I ride for your son Colin. Godspeed