You must be asking yourself why I keep doing this ride and why I keep asking my friends for help, simply because the job is not complete yet!
Right now we are on the cusp of a new era in vision research, where discoveries that hold true potential for restoring sight and preventing blindness are close to reaching the clinic! Because, I am inspired by other riders, some who are partially-sighted, who have decided to take action and not sit idly around waiting for something to happen. They are the true heroes.
I cycle because my mother is losing her sight due to macular generation, which accounts for 8·7% of all blindness worldwide and is the most common cause of blindness in developed countries.
I cycle because I believe that the research funded by the Foundation Fighting Blindness will lead to cures for degenerative blindness.
I cycle because vision is something that is taken for granted and having an eye disease is not considered life threatening, but let me tell you something we are not getting younger and as we age the chances of having Macula Degeneracion increases.
The journey that I will be embarking on with Cycle for Sight is only a small trek compared to those who live with vision loss every day. Help me provide hope by making a donation today. I sincerely thank you in advance for any contribution you can make to my ride and the Foundation!