The Ride for the Kids charity event is sponsored by the RC Willey Store in Syracuse. We have partnered with Make-A-Wish Utah to help raise funds for kids with life-threatening medical conditions. Over the past 5 years, we have raised $100,000 to grant wishes for kids. We have three different bike rides that include a 25, 50 and 100 mile “Century” ride. They all begin at the Syracuse RC Willey, and travel to Antelope Island. The ride is heavily sponsored and supported by numerous businesses. Our goal in 2019 is to raise $35,000. 100% of all registrations and donations go to the Make-A-Wish Utah chapter. Please come support this worthy cause.
This year’s Wish Kid is Ethan who was born May 18, 2005 to Shane and Jennifer Lowe. Ethan was born with the congenital heart disease of pulmonary atresia, a hypo plastic right ventricle, and a couple other smaller issues. He is a true miracle boy who underwent 2 Cath labs, a thoracotomy and open heart surgery all by the time he was just 1 year old. Since then, he has experienced many miracles with his heart performing well thus delaying his inevitable pulmonary valve replacement. While his pulmonary valve will require replacements throughout his life, (one which his cardiologist expects to be fairly soon), his prognosis is good and he leads a healthy, fun life.
Ethan has a 10-year-old brother named Oliver and they are the best of buds! He also has a miniature dachshund named Jack who is getting rather old. Ethan loves to listen to music, hang out with friends, play basketball, design clothing and shoes, and travel as well as spend time with his family. He plays the trumpet in his Farmington Junior High Jazz band and was just elected to a 9th grade class officer. He is also a 4.0 student who excels in life. To register for this event or donate, visit www.rcwilley.com/ride JOIN US! WE’D LOVE YOUR HELP!
Ethan has a heart of gold and is friendly and kind to everyone. His personality is magnetic and he always makes others feel important. Ethan wants to attend an Ivy League College and has big dreams for the future. He wants to become a Heart Surgeon or a fashion designer, and he is very loved by his family.