Desmond rings victory bell

Featured Team: Desmond Strong

Why does your team ride in the Ride for Roswell?

We ride for my 8 year old son Desmond. He survived high risk t-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia and rang the bell in April 2021. We also ride for all the pediatric cancer patients.

Team photo with Ride lawn sign

What is your favorite part about Ride Weekend?

The Opening Ceremony is always so memorable and powerful for me. I cry tears of happiness for the survivors and wish for hope for all those still on their cancer journey. And I remember all those friends that have passed before us from this terrible disease.

What does leading a team mean to you?

Leading a team with my son by my side throughout his treatment, during a global pandemic, AND then last year as a survivor has meant the world to me. I want the community to see that our story provides hope and love for all that are traveling down a path with a cancer diagnosis. As a single mother, watching the strength of my son (who was 5 at time of diagnosis) is something I can never fully describe with words. I carry his strength with me as I lead a team for the Ride every year.

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