I made the decision not to directly solicit donations for my 2020 Bike MS campaign. My donors have supported our fight for the past 17 years. Family, friends, and incredible communities supported me personally for the past 21 years. In this period of turmoil and crisis for so many, the last thing I want to do is ask you to prioritize my fight again. This is my chance to show you what your donations have bought, your love has nourished, and what has been built atop the pillars of your support.
To steal a phrase from a not-so-famous-yet author – while we wait “in abeyance” for life to resume, I am going to take the opportunity and share with you the life I will lead when there is no more fear. My stories will be those of success, victories, and perseverance. I don’t quite know what my limitations have become, but they are just a fraction of what they were in the past. I want to boast about my energy and capabilities. I want to celebrate the life we all helped reenergize. I want to paint the picture of a man happily frustrated, even as he moves faster and faster, doing more and more because he wants even more…to go even faster.
Instead of asking for more money, I want to spend this year showing you what your money has already paid for: my treatments, my care, my comfort, and my motivation.
But I will not turn down donations. Our fundraising links are always active. Donations to the National MS Society in support of Eleanor’s 2020 Bike MS campaign or to the NEVER STOP NEVER QUIT private charitable foundation are still very much needed and lovingly appreciated. PLUS, as a personal thank you for all of my supporters who donate $200 or more, I will send you your choice of incredible swag (signed copies of one of my books or some NEVER STOP NEVER QUIT custom apparel).
We are not there yet. The fight is not over, and it won’t be over until a cure is found. Much like life in this pandemic, my mind has grown tired of fear.
This is not about what my life will be like when the fight is over.
I will never stop
I will never quit
This is my story
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