Thursday, August 9, 2007


We did it! Day 5 has us in Coos Bay, Oregon at 4 pm. Andy, Deanne and Mike rode the whole way. Eric and Erica shared the SAG duties. Erica set the SAG high by finding all the beautiful viewpoints along the way for us to snack, repair and rest. We saw humpbacks yesterday, sea lions today.

Just a few years ago, after the cancer diagnosis, I told Eric that I wanted to do the things I had been putting off over the years. Driving the Oregon coast was one of those things. Never did I think I'd be able to ride it on a bike, day after day along with my wonderful family. This has been a fantastic time in so many ways. We found a great family sport, met amazing new friends, and have seen parts of the country we didn't know existed. Thank you all for your love and support in this venture. We raised a tidy sum for research at OHSU which directly applies to GIST. The lab personnel and doctors who are working to beat the beast were all there to cheer us on in Portland, just as you have been doing at home. We love you and will see you soon!
Them Johnsons

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