Does anyone object to my forwarding this on to one of my sales manager
friends from SportsArt Fitness? I worked there for 18 months (until last
week) and the company has a new medical recumbent bike which would fit the
purpose of this facility perfectly. I can see what sort of deal the Medical
Markets manager can swing for one, or for another model of stationary cycle
for the facility.
- Jason Dul
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On Behalf Of Narayan Krishnamoorthy
Sent: Wednesday, July 11, 2012 3:08 PM
Subject: [SIR] A message from Don Boothby
A lot of you guys know Donald Boothby, you've ridden with him undoubtedly on
some cold rainy night. Most of you know he has cancer, what a brutal battle
it has been.
The first time Donald was in the oncology ward, last september, he was a fit
athlete. He had been riding his bike every day (with a handful of days off)
for at least the last 4 years. He really chafed at the fact that his daily
exercise regime was restricted to walking laps pushing an IV cart for those
three 5 day chemo sessions . He asked for an exercise bike, and they brought
him an old broken thing; the saddle didn't stay up, there was only one
speed... when they found out what condition it was in, they threw it away.
Anyway, Donald wanted to start a campaign to save enough money to buy the
oncology ward a recumbent exercise bike, he even met with the people who run
that kind of campaign while he was there. But then surgery, a 52 day
hospital stay, and recurring cancer pushed that out of his consciousness, as
his new focus became simply survival.
While back in the oncology ward this last week because of his issues, we
could see there were other people there who were still very fit, doing the
same thing he did; racing around the ward, pushing their carts. This led us
to resolve, we've got to get that going. He just doesn't have much time. He
really cares about this and would love to
see it happen. Can you help?
A lot of his friends on bike journal (a bicycling website and forum) were
saving "Pansy Quarters" for this purpose last fall. Hopefully they kept
going with that. Donald saved 170 dollars just in quarters! For those that
do not know about Pansy, she's a friend of ours who fought liver cancer for
about 8 years while amassing thousands of miles a year on HER bike. Donald
was bitterly disappointed to not be able to follow in her footsteps, his
cancer hit so much harder and faster. So, if you have Pansy Quarters, or
want to save Raleighdon Quarters for that matter and make a donation to this
fund, it would really honor him.
here's the website: <https://community.swedish.org/donaldboothby>
Don (via Mimi).
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