Last winter I posted about my son's battle with testicular cancer. Andy is an avid cyclist and so he focused on raising money for the Livestrong Foundation as he went through chemotherapy. In the end, he raised almost $34,000 for cancer research!
Well, last weekend was the culmination of all his efforts. First and foremost, he is now cancer-free! To celebrate that fact we traveled to Austin, Texas to watch him take part in the Ride For The Roses with Lance Armstrong. Andy had the second highest fund-raising total, and this earned him a private ride with Lance, along with dinner at Lance Armstrong's home in Austin where Andy was a guest speaker. Here are some photos from that inspiring - and emotional - weekend!
Andy, ready to ride.
His hard-earned yellow jersey.
Lance Armstrong, ready to ride with the participants.
It was pretty emotional, seeing Andy "move to the right"
as he came in to the finish line.
Andy and his good friend Ryan, after 90 miles
on the road, greeting his wife, Kate.
These two have endured quite a bit for a young, married couple - so happy for them to be at this side of the battle!
And THAT is our happy ending!