BECAUSE OF YOU, CHRISTOPHER'S PROMISE HAS PROVIDED 50 CHILDREN FACING PERMANENT DISABILITIES WITH ADAPTED BICYCLES SO THEY CAN RIDE ALONGSIDE THEIR SIBLINGS AND PEERS IN HOPES OF SHARING TRADITIONAL CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCES.
As an organization, we recognize the impact a bicycle can have on a kiddo. A set of wheels allows them to be kids, but also helps them to discover independence and freedom at the simplest level.
Many of us take those memories for granted, but our organization does everything possible to harness those memories and express how important they are for all kiddos to experience.
Christopher's Promise is made possible through the continued support and effort from Athletes Helping Athletes, KEEN Footwear, roll: Bicycles Clothing and Gear, HOBY, and B13 Studio. We are extremely fortunate for this support and it's our pleasure to continue these partnerships in an effort to impact childhoods well into the future. As an organization, we are always looking for ways to help more and do more!
Just a few weeks ago, we were approached by a family with an incredible story. It is my pleasure to introduce you to Victoria or Tori...
Tori is a joyful, sweet and simple girl. She has an older brother by 2 years and a twin brother who came into the world less than an hour earlier. She is surrounded by a family of five who love to be together and do their best to live life to the fullest, despite the challenges they face on a daily basis.
Unfortunately, Tori has faced several trials through her childhood. Victoria was diagnosed with a Stage II Astrocytoma brain tumor at 10 months of age in 2003. She has had extensive medical care and intervention from day one. Through the care and expertise of so many incredible people she's made it through 3 brain surgeries, 3 shunt surgeries, nearly 2 years of chemotherapy and 33 low dose radiation treatments within the first 3 years of her diagnosis. All in efforts to rid or slow down the growth of her cancer. Regardless, she has had an incredible quality of life through all of her days thus far and truly looks to enjoy life as traditionally as possible.
This past March (2014) she underwent her 4th craniotomy to resect 2 more small tumors. The biopsy came back as a Stage III Anaplastic Astrocytoma. Again, she is taking a chemotherapy drug to help stall the growth of any remnant cancer cells. She just completed her first round last month. Because of all of this, she has some challenges to overcome and some serious disabilities to work around but she truly enjoys people and this wonderful life she has been given.
As we turn the page on our third year, we ask that you help to support the effort to provide Tori with a bicycle that would allow her to ride with her family and more importantly, encourage her to just be a kid.
Physically, Tori faces challenges due to the extent of the therapy she has been given. The challenges she deals with are right-sided loss of function or weakness in her arm/hand and leg, impaired vision, epilepsy, thyroid and growth hormone issues, cognitive delays and/or damage, some balance issues and within the last few years; obesity.
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