I can easily say it’s that time of year again, but this year is very different from years past. This year, during a routine, annual check up my doctor found a suspicious nodule in my neck. After 4 months and a series of tests—including blood work, an ultrasound, a fine-needle biopsy, 4 different labs, and surgery to remove the egg-sized nodule—it was confirmed that the lump really was Cancer. So this year, is different from past years, this year, I not only ride for many others, but I also ride for ME. This year I registered for Pelotonia as a Survivor cause that’s what I will be, with faith, family and friends by my side. I have some challenges ahead but I’m ready to fight for ME.