Category Archives: Stories

Lynn’s Ripple

Or should I say SPLASH! Meet Cooper. He’s 2 years old and has been on dialysis since 8 months old. From Coopers’s Mom, Katie in Minnesota. Grab a Kleenex! In the past three years we have had our share of moments of grief, anger and sadness but are constantly reminded that there so many friends, […]

Lynn and her Kidney Donation

After 2 failed attempts over 2 years things finally went Lynn’s way and she was able to donate her spare kidney. As her donation process proceeded we did everything we could to make sure every recipient we were personally helping to find a donor had some solid possibilities. Lynn then selected a 2 year old […]

People that Hosted us for TOT 4.0

One of the highlights of TOT 4.0 was meeting such fantastic people that opened their homes for us or helped us in other ways. Connecting with people along the route to help us with lodging was always part of our plan, but last spring, COVID prevented that on TOT 1.0. Enter Debb (Hawks) Solomon, who […]

Pat O’Brien

Lynn and I met Pat O’Brien and his wife Nancy in Albuquerque, NM when they offered to host us the two days we were there. Pat also needs a kidney and we did some media together, 3 events to be exact, the first at the University of New Mexico Hospital, 2nd at Presbyterian Hospital (both […]

Arrowhead 135/Winter Race Report, 2022

I SURVIVED – I FINISHED- I’M BACK INSIDE WHERE IT’S WARM Both the Tuscobia and the Arrowhead 135 races went well. I finished — and that’s all that really matters! For those of you not familiar: The Tuscobia Winter Ultra is a human powered run, bike or ski event held on the Tuscobia and Wild Rivers State Trails in Northern […]