Original article by Deanne Goodman.
A team of bicyclists participating in the Bike MS: Bay to Bay Tour in Carlsbad, CA, a ride to benefit Multiple Sclerosis, gracefully demonstrated the meaning of charity over the weekend.
Three miles from the finish line, Team Shoebacca came across "Mary" who suffers from MS and whose leg cramps had become so intense that she could no longer ride up a final steep hill to the end. Team Shoebacca then linked their arms and pushed “Mary” the rest of the way.
"She was not going to have to walk to the finish on our watch. I only wish we had come up on her sooner. Saturday she rode 50 miles for herself. We were fortunate to be a part of her day," said Dee Folse, captain of Team Shoebacca.
This year, their fifth participating in the ride, Team Shoebacca raised $38,500.00 for MS, with more donations still being counted.
The team’s website declares, “We know that riding 150 miles is nowhere as difficult as confronting a lifetime with Multiple Sclerosis.”
Arm in arm, they helped "Mary" cross the finish line.