This book contains images captured via a first generation iPhone during a cross-country cycling/fundraising journey during the Summer of 2008. For more information on the charity, Mikyla-Cure, or the ride itself, please visit www.mikyla-cure.org.
All of the proceeds generated by sales of this book will be donated to mikyla-cure.org with the goal of funding research leading to a cure for Mikyla and for all girls affected by Rett Syndrome.
For many years, I had a traditional life. In fact, I was "Johnny All-American"; class president, homecoming king, honor roll & dean's list student, husband, homeowner, corporate ladder climber, company VP. I was en-route to the "American Dream", you know: an over-leveraged mortgage, two cars, a dog, 2.5 kids, etc. Then, gradually, I woke up and realized (in the words of the Talking Heads) "this is not my beautiful life...how did I get here?". From that point forward, my life has been something less than traditional, but in that time, I've ridden my bike 10's of thousands of miles through numerous countries, I've raised money for charity, I've had the privilege of taking care of my mother during her final days and I've made the best friends I've ever had. I've chosen to attempt to live each day as if it were my last. At times I've succeeded wildly, frequently, I've failed miserably, regardless, I've gone to sleep peacefully each night since I began living life!