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|Thank you for visiting my page. I have been cycling for a good part of 30 years now. This is a ride that I have wanted to participate in for 3-4 years, but it wasn't until a few months ago that I participated in the Tour de Foothills and had a chance to stop by the California Coast Classic booth and talk with Jerry Davis about the ride. This is what inspired me to join "Team Carter".|
Our team's namesake, 6 year old "Carter" has juvenile arthritis. As Carter is the "face" behind our team, we train, fundraise and ride in his honor and in the honor of every child and adult who suffers with arthritis. Our hope is to make a difference and to help find a cure for this disease one day soon so Carter and every child and adult with arthritis can one day live a normal pain-free life.
Six year old Carter is a shining force, radiating happiness and hope which he shares with everyone who touches his life.
Fascinated by superheroes, Carter is definitely his own superhero. It’s hard to believe that he has lived with pain and constant medical attention from Juvenile Ankylosing Spondylitis which was diagnosed on January 6, 2014. Carter manifested symptoms of the disease in July 2013 which began with bouts of unexplained pain; now, while knowing the underlying cause brings its own relief, faced with a life-long disease for someone so young is a big task for a little guy and his family. Yet, Carter has retained his silly personality and big heart. His curious nature drives him to constantly seek knowledge and store it in his amazing memory.
Carter can be summed up through his favorite Bible verse: “I can go through all things through Christ that gives me strength.”
The goal of Team Carter is to raise donations for better treatments, to raise awareness about the disease and to help find a cure.
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