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Life after Mike
Mar 03, 2011 by Kim Couch

"Do, or do not. There is no try." - Yoda

That's the thought sounding in my head this morning.

Yesterday began at 4:30 in the morning and I didn't hit the pillow until 11:30ish last night. It was a day full of work, time on the bike, time with Tres, and some time spent with teammates last night discussing ways to help them fundraise. It was also a day of reminders: Don't have a cheeseburger for lunch before doing hill repeats (really... don't), be aware of the world around you, and grief sneaks up on you sometimes.

I miss my brother.

Some days are harder than others. Some days fly by. But always is the reminder that cancer stole Mikey from us.

I'm determined to do my part to help find a cure.

Apr 08, 2011 by Kim Couch

I'm going to ride a century with TEAM in Training. Again. This will be my sixth. It doesn't seem possible that it's six already. But that's part of the attraction of the teams: each time there's new faces, new stories. New friends. New and renewed reasons to try and kick cancer's ass.

Cancer sucks. I've witnessed firsthand its devastating effects. My once strong and vital brother is now approximately 120 pounds and has no energy. Cancer has caused him so much pain... I wish daily for a miracle that would make him healthy again.

I ride because I love it. But it has an added benefit in that each century I complete with TEAM in Training, I'm helping to raise funds that one day might be part of a cure. So anything you can do to help me in reaching my fundraising goal is so greatly appreciated.

I'll keep the site updated throughout the training season :)

January 26, 2011

Cancer took my brother yesterday. Mike fought his battle against cancer for over two years. Right now everyone is in a tailspin, trying to understand that our Mikey is truly gone. There's only one thing I know with any certainty this morning: I'm going to continue to fight on his behalf and do everything I can to help find a cure for this horrible disease.

Love you, Mikey


Supporter Comments

    "This donation is in honor of your brother Mikey. May he rest in peace. My deepest condolensces to you and your family."

    George Meza

    Wed Jan 26 11:31:17 EST 2011

    "In memory of Mike. So sorry for your loss. Love ya Kim!!"

    Bill Buckley

    Wed Jan 26 01:13:40 EST 2011

    "Love you!"

    Lisa Head

    Sun Mar 27 11:46:22 EDT 2011

    "Your committment to the battle against cancer is inspiring. Enjoy the ride in Tahoe for Mike. "

    Ginny, Lillian and Mercy

    Fri Feb 18 03:10:26 EST 2011

    "We'll miss you Mike....See you on the other side! Our Prayers with Bump family. "

    Ewing Family

    Fri Jan 28 01:22:13 EST 2011

    "Thinking of you during this difficult time."

    Claudene, Randy, Willie Joe McCranie

    Thu Jan 27 10:41:30 EST 2011

    "Sorry about the loss of your brother."


    Thu Jan 27 10:34:44 EST 2011

    "Love you like a sister Kim!!"

    Becky Kaye

    Wed Jan 26 03:00:49 EST 2011

    "I'll be praying for a victorious ride!! Kick Emerald Bay's a__!!"

    Terrie Bucek

    Fri Apr 01 10:48:15 EDT 2011

    "#6...So proud of you! Miss ya!"

    Stacy Westbay

    Mon Apr 04 02:39:45 EDT 2011

    "In memory of Mike, love you"

    Courtney Bach

    Wed Jan 26 04:17:55 EST 2011

    "You are amazing - Kim! "

    Heidi Bryan

    Wed Mar 30 05:59:51 EDT 2011

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $3,006.00 | Goal: $3,550.00
85 %

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In Honor of

Mikey & Lillian

My Thanks To

Kermit Ferrell $500.00
Lisa Robertson $300.00
Courtney Bach $251.00
Jacqueline Kohler-Katz $190.00
Lisa Head $100.00
Roy Brown $100.00
Marcia Mead $100.00
Courtney Bach $100.00
George Meza $100.00
Claudene, Randy, Willie J... $80.00
Jeff & Christina Halterma... $75.00
Peggy Morse $50.00
Kimberly Clark Foundation $50.00
Rebecca Clemens $50.00
Verizon Foundation $50.00
Christine Hornbeek $50.00
Lois Taboas $50.00
Lois Taboas $50.00
Terrie Bucek $50.00
April $50.00
Ginny, Lillian and Mercy $50.00
Naugle Family $50.00
Tracy McGrath $50.00
Becky Kaye $50.00
We Bike for Mike $50.00
Brian Buchrucker $35.00
Jacqueline Kohler-Katz $30.00
Ewing Family $30.00
Lauren Reilly $25.00
Jennifer $25.00
Jacqueline Katz $25.00
Rita Santos $25.00
Lee Ann Scott $25.00
Yvette Vernor Dye $25.00
Beanie $20.00
Bill Buckley $20.00
Stacy Westbay  
Heidi Bryan