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Posted 2020-01-22T17:05:00Z

17 until 17...

My little guy finished finals on Thursday and rocked his first semester of junior year! I dropped him off at O’Hare early Friday morning for his first solo flight to see his friend Jean and Uncle Mike and Patti in Florida. Paul was supposed to go with him, but he was hit with SSNHL (sudden sensorineural hearing loss) in one ear and didn’t want to mess with the timing of the injections that might help save his hearing. Called the airline to see if I could go with Luke instead - sure ma’am, that will be $387. Rats! That’s more than Paul and Luke’s flights combined, so Luke went on his own and has been having a great time. I'm so happy he got to go, but I'm really looking forward to seeing him tonight! 

17 days until Luke's 17th birthday! We're so incredibly lucky that he gets to have another birthday. Here's a video of Paul speaking at Cycle for Survival in 2017 when he filled in last minute for a friend. 18 days until the 2020 event. Please consider joining our team, donating or sharing with friends. Click the previous sentence to do any of the above. The password to join the team is luke. 

Some things to know: 
Indoors at Equinox Chicago Loop, Feb 9 between 1 and 5 pm - you can just show up for your 25 or so minute shift and then leave
How hard you pedal or whether you pedal at all is up to you.
It's a fun, high energy, inspiring atmosphere.
100% of funds go directly to research within 6 months of the event.
We need more treatment options. 

#lukestrikesback #jointhebattle #cycleforsurvival #teamjames #cooperstrong #itsnotsorare

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Comments (2)

  • Beth engels
    Beth engels

    Glad you had a good trip!! “Taking a plane by myself mom? No problem, piece of cake after what I’ve been thru!”

    9 months ago · Reply
    • Amanda Gregory
      Amanda Gregory

      Exactly! He could probably even bike to Florida. :)

      9 months ago · Reply