A bike tour for the fight against leukemia!
What is behind the motivation to
"Ride for ALL"?
The fate of my wife Alicia, who unfortunately developed 2019 Acute lymphatic leukemia (ALL) and lost her battle against blood cancer, motivates me to do this. I was allowed to accompany Alicia on her difficult journey and learn so much from her in the process. So I want to share her story and tell you about this serious illness ...
Leukemia knows no national borders - the means to cure this, unfortunately, do. Medical advances are making leukemia more and more curable, but unfortunately these treatments are not available to all sufferers in the world. It was therefore a special concern and dearest wish for Alicia to be active for leukemia patients in South America, her home continent, after her recovery. Also the DKMS is active in Chile ...
4.500 km across Europe
The chosen route for the tour from Paderborn to Lisbon leads over 4.500 km and stripes through 8 countries, over the Alps and along the Mediterranean and Atlantic coast, over the Way of St. James in northern Spain to the capital of Portugal - the westernmost point in Europe Mainland, the point closest to the American continent. Here you can find a detailed description of the subsections ...
All over the world, numerous people develop blood cancer every minute - in Germany alone every 12 minutes. Often only a stem cell donation will help them. Alicia very much wished that as many people as possible could be given the hope of a second life.
The DKMS is also dedicated to this fight against all forms of a disease of the blood-forming system - all over the world and also in South America, Alicia's home continent. I would like to make a small contribution in loving memory of Alicia with this charity bike tour to Lisbon and therefore ask for your support.
April 3, 2022 I left, our little Maltese dog Bruno accompanies me and ensures that many hearts and smiles fly towards us on our journey - just as Alicia's smile opened many doors and warmed hearts.... I'm on my way and I hope to arrive in Lisbon soon!
Everyone can be a lifesaver - every euro helps!
IBAN: DE59 6407 0085 0179 0005 08
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Keyword: Ride 4 ALL
Please make all donations with the provided keyword "Ride 4 ALL" provided so that they can be assigned to the campaign. Alternatively, you can also do the following Link follow and donate via Betterplace.org!
Recap No.3: Locarno - Côte d'Azur Bruno is loving it 😉🐶🐕🦴
***english below*** Over 2.600 km are done. 💪 The last few days have basically taken me the whole time along the #coast ☀️🏖. The path I took to the #beach today reminded me of the last trip with Alicia. Alicia wanted to see the beach, the #sea and the waves 🌊 again. I pushed her down the jetty to the beach in a wheelchair. We really enjoyed this time and it reminds me to see every day as a #gift, to make the most of every day and to enjoy it. Fittingly, the hostel here in #Narbonne is also called: Carpe Diem! Even if we were happy #hope that Alicia could do it: For me it is also a sign of how important dreams and wishes are. 🍀 So I ask myself more often what I would like to do, what #dreams and #wishes I still have - especially if you get sick yourself and realize that life is fleeting. What else would I have wanted to do if I had been diagnosed with #leukemia❓🤔 ____ Over 2,600 km are done. 💪 The last days led me basically all the time along the #coast ☀️🏖. The path I took to the #beach today reminded me of the last trip I took with Alicia. Alicia wanted to go to the beach one more time, to see the #sea and the waves 🌊. I pushed her in her wheelchair to the beach. We really enjoyed this time and it reminds me to see each day as a #gift, to make the most of each day and enjoy it. Fittingly, the hostel here in #Narbonne is called: Carpe Diem! Even if we were full of #hope that Alicia will survive: It is also a sign for me how important dreams and wishes are.🍀 So I ask myself more often what I would like to do, what #dreams and #wishes I still have - especially if one should fall ill and reminds oneself that life is fleeting. What else would I have liked to do if I had been diagnosed with leukemia❓🤔 #thoughts #lasterwish #heartswish #wastunmitderzeit #ANSWER #search
***English below*** The @dkms_de has completed the 100.000 second #life chances and I have the first 2.000 km behind me. The 3. th section is done, the #halftime is approaching, the #motivation is unbroken - especially with so much encouragement and support. The #donation level has now grown to over €41.000 and many more commitments are pending - with these #donations many more 2nd lives can be given! 💪😍 Today is also "International Nursing Day" 🧑⚕️🏥 - Time for me to say #thankyou again, just as Alicia has always been incredibly grateful for all the nurses who sacrificed themselves to make it so for her and us easy to make as possible! This commitment is simply #priceless. The words I wrote then (see photo) still apply! Alicia always shared how grateful she was with a smile from the bottom of her heart! ______ The DKMS has completed the 100,000 second #lifechances and I have the first 2,000 km behind me. The 3rd stage is done, #halftime is approaching, the #motivation is unbroken - especially with so much encouragement and support. The #donation level has now grown to over 41,000€ and many more pledges are still pending - with these #donations many more 2nd lives can be given! 💪😍 Today is also "International Nurses Day" 🧑⚕️🏥 - time for me to say #ThankYou once again, just as Alicia has always been incredibly grateful for all the caregivers, who have sacrificed to make it as easy as possible for her and us! This dedication is simply #inestimable. The words I wrote back then are still true! Alicia always made it clear with a smile from the bottom of her heart how grateful she was! #careday #dayofcare #thank you