Before coming to the PAYH I was headed down a path of destruction. I was doing illegal things very often and I got in trouble all the time. I had plans to go on to college and get a higher education, but those plans were not realistic given the lifestyle that I had chosen.
Since coming to the Youth Home I have seen many changes in my life. The biggest changes have been in my work ethic and my relationships, specifically, with my parents.
I will be graduating this month and and have plans to go to school and then get a job in Greenville, SC. I am very excited for this and I believe that the PAYH has taught me the skills necessary to live a healthy lifestyle that is pleasing to God.
How is training going?
So far, the Bike Ride training has been going great! The boys all look really good and I am confident that we will be a very strong group.
What do you think your biggest challenge will be on the Ride?
My biggest challenge so far has been staying hydrated. I drink much more water than every one else, so I have to learn to conserve. On one of the training rides, I drank 45 oz of water in 15 miles! That was ALL of my water and we were only 1/2 way done.
Why are you participating in the Ride?
I ride for my family. Before coming to the PAYH I would have just been apathetic to any task or challenge.I see the Bike Ride as an opportunity to put my words into action and show my family how far I have come. It is also to show them that I am capable of completing the challenges set before me.
How much money would you like to raise by people sponsoring you?
I would like to raise $3,500 via sponsors!