On the second of the high altitude challenges of the Rockies, Len climbed back up to over 9,000 feet before coasting into La Veta, Colorado. Thank you to Paxton for your support of Hopecam as the TS19 sponsor. Len dedicates this stop to 8 year-old Michael from Manassas. His parent Catherine shares:
"Michael is the third oldest among our six children. Michael loves to play with his siblings and to go to school; he enjoys his classmates and teachers tremendously. Michael was diagnosed with T-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia on March 26, 2017. A week earlier he had won the second grade spelling bee, and 24 hours before his diagnosis, he was playing on his grandparents’ farm, climbing trees and running from snakes.
One of the hardest parts for Michael has been the social isolation that comes along with pediatric cancer. As a mother, I have seen him already stripped of many parts of his childhood. The saddest part is that we all know it is not something we can get back for him. He can no longer play on his soccer team, the summer swim team is not an option, Cub Scouts has been taken away because he cannot go camping or be in large groups of people. But, for Michael, the worst part was not being able to go to school. Finding out about Hopecam and what the founder of Hopecam is trying to do for children like Michael has been a dream come true.
Michael has become much less depressed realizing he still CAN "go to school," just from a different location. Seeing his fellow second graders through Hopecam reenergizes him and gives him a reason to get up each morning and keep fighting. These children like Michael have to fight everyday and are so brave. Michael wants to say 'THANK YOU' to Hopecam and all the sponsors."
About La Veta
La Veta is a small town in Huerfano County, Colorado. It has a population of 800 residents. Its tourism is based on the Highway of Legends, which is a scenic route promoting the spiritual myths of the American Indians combined with tales of prospectors and outlaws in the Old West. In addition, the Francisco Fort Museum preserves the fort, which was built in 1862. Hiking is a popular activity to do in La Veta. Cuchara Valley is a great place to camp, mountain bike, hunt, and fish while enjoying the beautiful outdoors. The mountain range surrounding Cuchara Valley consists of the famous “Double Mountain”, known as the Spanish Peaks. The Spanish Peaks were important to the ancient Indians. They believed the mountains were home to the rain gods and were the source of life.
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