In 2012 we’ll be riding for 12 year old Terrell John Baumler of Waukon. Terrell was diagnosed Melloblastoma Brain cancer . After very aggressive treatment, it was discovered he had developed ALL-T-cell Leukemia brought on from the chemo used to fight the original cancer. The odds of this happening are one in a million.
Terrell underwent a bone marrow transplant and spent 275 days in the hospital. We are glad to say that Terrell has remained cancer free for a number of years now! His treatments, however, created lifelong issues for Terrell and his family.
Terrell has a seizure disorder and cognitive difficulties, requiring repetitive learning techniques. His body produces way too much iron and he has growth issues that keep him from developing at the rate of his friends and classmates.
Terrell likes farming with his Dad, Kenny Baumler, and especially loves John Deere tractors. Jan Baumler, Terrell’s Mom, tells us “he loves music, video games, and hanging with his friends and little brother Emanuel.” But his biggest love of all is football! Terrell is named after Terrell Davis and John Elway…his “wish” is to see the Bears and the Packers play at Soldier Field. Help us send this family on a great family vacation to Chicago for football, The Shed Aquarium, Sears Tower, Navy Pier and more!
Pre-register for Big Bikes 2012 here.