During the fight for personal and economic freedom it is often hard to take a minute and focus on the non-political fights for life.
It is going on nine years since we lost our only child at the time to a vicious and rare form of cancer. There isn’t a moment that goes by that I don’t feel the loss of my sweet daughter Parker, the love of my life. My son, Chance, battles Down Syndrome enduring nine surgeries in his short six years of life. As you might know, this is why I am fighting so hard to pass our Health Care Choice Amendment this fall. It is also why the Children’s Hospital is so important to me. The care they gave Parker to comfort her was graceful. And for my son Chance, well, they give Chance a chance to live.
I am so grateful that for years my friend and Independence Institute colleague Tracy Smith pedals the Courage Classic, a fundraising bike ride for Children’s Hospital. In my daughter’s memory she formed “Team Parker,” and will pedal through the Rockies this weekend. This year Team Parker is joined by Independence Institute’s Transparency guru Amy Oliver.
I know a big part of my job is to raise funds for Independence Institute, but I don’t think it takes away from that mission to ask you to give a little to save kids right here in Colorado. Team Parker has a goal of raises $8000 for Children’s Hospital. We can make this goal happen.
Give not just to save my son’s life. Give because, like me, someday sadly you might be grateful Children’s is there for your child.
Give here: www.couragetours.com/2010/tracysmith
And thank you to all of you who help me remember my angel, my love, Parker.