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I Ride For: Vicki

i Sep 5th 4 Comments by

Like many of the people I have ridden for this year, I have never met Vicki. At least I don’t think so. Vicki and I graduated from the same high school but we were 5 or 6 years apart. I learned about her fight from my child hood best friend, Kelly, and a Facebook post he did requesting prayers for Vicki. At the time she was at a cancer center in Chicago and very scared. Stage 4 stomach cancer will do that to ANYONE! I did say a prayer for her, and her husband and her kids and her grand kids. I thought about her and her battle everyday I biked with this flag. I feel guilty taking it off my bike. It seems like I should ride for the rest of the year with this flag. I won’t because I want Vicki to know a fellow Panther who she probably never met prayed and road for her this August. Fight Like Hell, Vicki!



  1. Jeff Webb
    September 5, 2013 at 11:52 pm

    Fight like Hell Vicki, thoughts and prayers are with you.

    • Valorie Oonk
      September 6, 2013 at 6:52 pm

      This brought tears to my eyes! The overwhelming support from all over for my sister blows me away. I thank God for her and pray he will give us a miracle! She is amazing and beautiful. Thank you so much for your prayers and support. πŸ™‚ Valorie Oonk

  2. Vicki Bradford
    September 6, 2013 at 11:46 am

    I do not think we have met, I just wanted to let you know one of my friends shared this with me and I am so thankful! !!! You are an amazing person! !! I am on my way back to Chicago right now for my second treatment of chemo the first time I wound up in emergency so I am a little nervous. Thank you again my fellow Panther

  3. Brittany
    September 7, 2013 at 1:39 am

    I’m Vicki’s niece and just read this story- people like you help her continue to fight like hell! She is so strong and what you have done is amazing– thank you for you support, from our entire family! Absolutely amazing!


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