Travis was diagnosed with cancer back in the beginning of August 2016. Doctors told him if he was not treated with Chemo within 2 weeks right after his diagnosis it probably was going to be too late to save him.
A couple of weeks later the results from his scans and blood works identified that he has extragonadal mediastinal germ cell cancer. So many aggressive Chemo treatments were given to him every 2-3 weeks. So far he had about 8 chemo treatments and one stem cell regiment.
We all can imagine how his life and his family have changed dramatically after the beginning of August 2016. Travis is an active young man who just turned 33 last September. He is very active at his home church, Trinity Fellowship Church in Boardman Ohio. He serves as an Elder and plays a mandolin in the Worship band. He and his wife Heather also lead and teach youth class on Sundays. Travis loves to cook and play ball with his boys, 4 and 6 years old. Travis loves to take his wife out golfing whenever he can. Travis is also a compasionate and hard working engineer at Vallourec in Youngstown.
We all can probably sense how much gratitude Travis and Heather have for the Cleveland Clinics and for this VeloSano event in addition to Heather's passion in Spanish as a Spanish teacher at Poland Seminary High School. VeloSano is a Spanish word meaning "Swift cure".
In honor of Travis and his brave heart fighting for Cancer, please come out and join us on giving back to our community by participating in this event. If you don't have a bike to ride, you can participate by becoming a virtual Rider. Please come out to show our support and how much we care for one another.
Here is how:
Let see how far will you go for the cure? The bottom line is that cancer research leads to new treatments and more cures. This is what VeloSano is all about. It’s a bike ride but more importantly it’s a fundraiser. What makes VeloSano unique is that every dollar I raise is applied to cancer research at Cleveland Clinic.
By donating to me and VeloSano, you will help me meet my fundraising goal and together we will make a significant impact improving cancer outcomes through innovative research.
Click the green donate button on my page to make your gift today. Thank you for supporting me. Thank you for supporting VeloSano and cancer research. Every dollar makes a difference.