The Daytona Beach Tech Fair to me was incredible, I met a really great man. He works for Re/Max All Pro and really understands community and teamwork. You might have met him, he joined our network and Ian Anderson has already posted. While manning the registration table together at the fair, I really got to know him and it was instant friendship. We had a lot in common and a lot to talk about, it was amazing, as if we were destined to meet one another.
Ian and I shared something in common but not in the same capacity, you see my father, John Terwilliger has Multiple Sclerosis and Ian is riding in the MS Bike Ride. When I heard this I knew that it is destiny for me to know him. Two Realtors from two different companies, same cause. Same Fight....It's Destiny!
Now for some time I was involved with the MS Bike Ride, my brother rides every year from Miami to the Keys. I would go with him and sometimes follow him even though he is an expert rider.
Reading some of my posts, you can imagine how much my father means to me. He still is that James Dean, "Rebel Without A Cause," kind of man. A really cool guy, the first love I had...he to me is a true hero, how lucky I am, he picked me!
Having multiple sclerosis means that you may suddenly have blurry vision. Or that your memory will fail you for no apparent reason. Or that you may not always be able to walk, let alone ride a bike. The symptoms of MS are different, and devastating, for everyone - the only certainty is that it will affect yet another person every hour of every day.
Today I had lunch with Ian, we had lots to talk about, we talked at great length about Activerain (I'm paying in forward, Colleen!) among other things.
Then I got the guts to ask him, would he please ride in honor of my dad and I would help raise money for such a worthy cause. It was simple, he didn't blink an eye, "Yes," he said, "I will ride in honor of your dad." Wow, what a guy...I really do believe it's destiny!
Two wonderful things came out of my new found friendship with Ian. Now 2 people will be riding in honor of my father, John Terwilliger, Ian Anderson and my brother, Jason Terwilliger. My husband and I decided to officially volunteer and be at the finish line rooting for Ian and my dad.
To find out more information on Multiple Sclerosis, oh and feel free to donate or volunteer. Remember it affects yet another person every hour every day.
Father's Day is coming.....Don't forget to post....Look for mine in the next coming days!
p.s. I am still studying, honest!