Wednesday, May 06, 2009

He's Still the Man!!

Even though the MS 150 was cut to 86 miles this year, he's still the man! For the first time ever, the MS Society canceled day 2 of the race b/c severe weather was forecasted for Sunday. I don't think it rained a drop on Sunday!! Matt did, however, give a great, quick speech at the award dinner Friday night and ride 86 miles in 5 hours on Saturday!! In years past, I've watched that ride and always thought "man, all these people riding for folks they don't even know, like Matt's mom!" This year I looked at 3,000 strangers and thought "wow, they are doing this for ME and they don't even know who I am!!" That's a pretty good feeling that there are that many people out there who will raise thousands of dollars for MS research and THEN go out and ride miles and miles on a bike! One of my favorite thing about the MS 150 is Matt's team he rides with. Our friend Alyce was diagnosed with MS about 8 years ago and she and her husband decided to do the MS 150 with about 6 friends. They called their team the Feisty Devils. Their team now has about 300 people and have raised 1.2 million dollars!! Here's to my amazing husband and all the people out there I don't even know. Thank you!! And here's to the Feisty Devils....Riding Like Hell to Fight MS!!


Laurie said...

MS Sucks! We love you...and thank you matt for all you do for the cure. You are both inspirational!

Summer said...

Just wanted to say that I'm amazed at both of you for your courage and faith. Way to go, Matt for riding and raising money. And Andrea, I love reading your blog and hearing your stories about your boys, and fighting the good fight against MS. I read your comment on my blog and I am glad to know there are others out there who feel overwhelmed by parenting at times. At least we can try to be authentic and encourage one another.

*Kendra* said...

Good job Matt! What a great guy!