Thursday, November 6, 2008

Pray for Fatty

A lot of people who read this blog already know about the Fat Cyclist. But I also know many of you don't.

The Fat Cyclist is written by a man named Elden who lives in Utah. He started the blog several years ago as a journal of an overweight mountain biker trying to lose weight. His style is very lighthearted and many of his posts are outright hilarious. Fat Cyclist has become very famous and has won many awards in this crazy internet world we live in.

A couple years ago his wife, Susan, was diagnosed with breast cancer and has been fighting it bravely ever since. Lately things have taken a turn for the worse and she has been placed in hospice care. Through it all Elden has continued to write his blog and share his fears/worries/thoughts with what has become almost like a family and support system. He has used his platform to do some great things including raising a bunch of money for cancer research.

I lost my dad to cancer almost three years ago, and while its sometimes hard to read without tearing up, its also very inspiring to hear how someone else is dealing with what has to be one of the hardest things a person could go through, the loss of a spouse. So pray for Elden and his family and if you get a chance, check out one of the best blogs around. Read the story of Fatty here. And one more link to the blog for good measure; here.

4 comments:

Jon said...

Very well put. I follow Fatty's blog as well.

My mother left us around the time your dad did, and to cancer.

I hope that what Armstrong is doing, both the racing and the evangelizing, helps find a solution.

jnet said...

wow! justin - Fatty's blog is very sobering. it brings a flood of memories back when i lost my mom and dad to cancer...you never get over it. i am truly thankful that i have a heavenly father that i can talk with, especially in these moments.

Harp said...

Hey could you shoot me an email when you get a chance. I got a couple of questions about laramie. I'm trying to get my schedule & funding figured out for my big races for 09. Thanks.

aaron wk said...

millhouse come back you're on my google reader now.