For most parents, their worst fear is losing a child. One Midwest,Wyoming man has turned his tragedy into an inspirational bike challenge in an effort to end childhood cancer.

Eric Childress told me that he has accepted the Great Cycle Challenge USA, a program that is dedicated to helping find a cure for childhood cancer. Eric told me what motivated him to attempt this:

My family and I have personally been effected by Childhood Cancer. In 2009 my son was diagnosed with D.I.P.G. We spent almost 3 years battling with the help of St. Jude's Childrens Research Hospital in Memphis, TN. Sadly we lost our son to this monster in 2012. I have chosen to participate in the ride this year in his memory. As long as I can help raise awareness about Childhood/Pediatric Cancer, I'm all in.

Eric shared this picture of his son, Elric, shortly after he was diagnosed.

Photo courtesy of Eric Childress
Photo courtesy of Eric Childress

Eric is a driver for FedEx in Casper and lives in Midwest, Wyoming, but is using his spare time when he's not working to attempt to ride 50 miles in June. As of today, Eric is nearing the halfway point of his goal.

Eric visited with us on the morning show with how his challenge is going.

If you have a heart to help Eric, you can visit his profile page on the Great Cycle Challenge USA website to learn more and/or donate.

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