Let's Help Mike "Ride Out" Hodgkin’s Lymphoma!

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Alright Peloton Fam, one of our own needs our help! Let's help Mike and Laura Boatner ride to their victory against Hodgkins Lymphoma! 

As some of you may already know, we had a fellow member of the Peloton Community post this morning regarding selling her bike.  As I read further, my heart started to sink as soon as my eyes hit the third sentence......  "My husband has been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma and we need the money for medical bills." 

After reading this post my first thought was "what can we do to keep that bike and help them?" I glanced at their profiles and the more I read the more my eyes filled with tears. WHAT A WARRIOR!!! WHAT A DEFINITION OF LOVE THEIR RELATIONSHIP IS!!! The photos, the comments- it all touched me so deeply. Their genuine love for animals really hit home as well. I saw that just yesterday Laura had to pick up a script for $2,200, can you even imagine?! That's just one prescription... Then there are the numerous doctor visits, tests, treatments etc. I saw photos of Mike and Laura with captions such as "before cancer"... I read a comment on their beach photo where Laura explains  "this picture is just poignant for me. He was feeling perfectly pain-free after having had a little tiny pain for a few weeks. It was right here, on the beach that day, that he said he thought he’d just cancel the CT that had been scheduled. For some reason we decided. “Nah...might as well have it since it’s already scheduled.” I remember how carefree we were that day. I like looking at this “before” picture."

                                                The only thing I knew at this point was WE HAVE TO HELP! 

I was a bit nervous to do so, but I ended up commenting that we should all join together and try to raise the funds they need... And let me tell you what, outpouring of support has been nothing short of AMAZING!!! Can I just say how PROUD I am to be a part of such a wonderful community?! You are all amazing!!! 

I've spoken to both Mike and Laura about setting this up for them and they are beyond grateful for any help they can get during their journey. I know we can't make this all disappear for them, but we can surely remove some of the their financial stresses by donating. I wasn't sure about what the goal should be, so I put in 15,000. Maybe I'm a bit too ambitious, but I think we can all move mountains if we join together!! If the goal is met I can change it to increase as needed- they need all the help they can get right now. Medical bills and missed work add up VERY quickly. Remember, there is no donation too small, everything helps. If you aren't able to donate, thats ok too! Just please SHARE this post, it will make a difference! Cheers to the bike that goes nowhere, but can bring an entire community from around the world together! 

Laurie Besden and I would like to welcome everyone to join us for a community ride to show our love and support for Mike and Laura. We plan to do it Saturday, January 5th at 9 am EST, live. Join us and lets #RideForMike 

Myself- #SherBear413 
Laurie Besden- #AmazingGraceK9 

**Mike & Laura,

I can't wait to see photos of you two back at the beach after you get through this journey. Can't wait for when we all make that victory ride with you after you beat this!!! But until then, let your Peloton family carry some of your load for you.


                                                       Together we are doing what we can’t do alone. Peloton One Love.

                                                                                                              #RideForMike
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Alright everyone, let me first start off by saying THANK YOU!!!!

When I initially created this I had no idea the amount of love and support that would come of it. I was honestly pretty nervous when I was setting it all up... But today has been quite the rollercoaster of happy tears and goosebumps just watching the number rise. Through the sharing of this page we have learned of another deserving family in need of help while battling cancer. The other family is a mother to 3 young children. I've talked with Mike and Laura and they have asked that we share the funds that are coming in to help this family. This is going to help MULTIPLE people!!!!! I have increased the goal to encourage more support now that we have additional people to help. We are moving mountains!!!

Lastly, the news has also gotten ahold of this and is looking to do a story on what we have all made happen today within the Peloton Community!!! We are moving mountains, TOGETHER!
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$37,435 of $20,000 goal

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Created January 3, 2019
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