Motorcycle Rider, Terry Purdom, is leaving for a big road trip on Saturday. It will consist of a 90-day, 15,000-mile journey that will take Purdom across 15 states and part of Canada on his motorcycle. Terry's Big Adventure is his dream trip involving him, his tricked out Harley-Davidson, and the open road.
In 2004, Purdom was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, an incurable cancer that attacks the plasma cells. He didn't have much hope of survival; he figured he had three years to live. But five years later, he's in remission and wants to share his message with other cancer survivors.
Purdom said that the cancer changed his life for the better because he had always dreamed of taking his motorcycle on the road for a long meandering trip with no schedule or time line. And when he decided to share his idea with that of the Facebook world, the trip went from just 30 days long to 90 days long. Strangers who were his friends on Facebook encouraged him to stay with them.
He hopes to enjoy the ride and is determined to spread the message of never losing hope, even in the fight against cancer. According to Purdom, “If you lose hope, you lose the battle. Hope is what drives everything.”
I think what Terry is doing both inspiring and motivating. I can't imagine riding that long on a motorcycle, but he is doing it for cancer awareness. It has always been his life-long dream, and I'm so happy that he finally has a chance to fulfill it. Terry and I have worked together for a long time with a program called Ride Safe, Ride Sober. The Anderson Law Firm sponsors this service that allows motorcyclists to call Terry to pick them up, along with their bike, so that no rider is drunk on the roads. Terry has woken up at unimaginable hours in the night to pick up these cyclists, and I know he has saved many lives in the process. Motorcycles can potentially be dangerous, so it is important to be aware of tips that can protect motorcyclists.
I hope Terry has an amazing time on his trek, and I hope it motivates other cancer victims and survivors to do the same. Life is too short to have regrets, so make sure you accomplish everything you want in life before it's too late. I'll be keeping up with Facebook to witness this incredible journey! Ride Safe!
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