Sudha Murty

3years
Sudha Murty
Riding for Vinay Mahajanam
Cancer is the biggest killer of kids from disease in the USA, 38 children die every week. Please donate now and support my challenge to fight kids' cancer!
I've Ridden 116.3 mi to fight kids' cancer
My Rankings
  • National: 101st
  • State: 7th in TX
I've raised $6,291.47 to fight kids' cancer Donate Now

I'm Riding For

Vinay Mahajanam

Vinay Mahajanam

Vinay is the sweetest boy I know who completed 3.5 years of leukemia treatment at Texas Children's Hospital. Aftter 1218 cancer treatment days, 1299 chemo doses, 15 emergency visits, 64 days admitted in hospital, 74 office visits, 31IV pokes, 39 finger pokes, 80 port pokes, 40 pendamadine breathing treatments, 8 Blood transfusions, 14 Platelet transfusions, 3 Bone marrow biopsies, 6 ECG/Echo and 26 lumbar punctures,.... we are finally DONE!!! It has been 8 months of being cancer-free, and the last 3.5 years already seems like a distant nightmare of the past. Despite the shadow of the C-word always haunting us in the back of our minds, as we deal with chemo after-effects like attention issues and learning difficulties, Vinay has a never-say-die spirit and resilience that amazes me. We are so THANKFUL he is doing well. I will ride for you Vinay, and this GCC, you will ride with me! I will always hope for better treatments for kids in the future.

My Story

This September, I am taking part in the Great Cycle Challenge to fight kids' cancer!

Why? Because right now, cancer is the biggest killer of children from disease in the United States. Over 15,700 children are diagnosed every year, and sadly, 38 children die of cancer every week.

Kids should be living life, not fighting for it.

So I am raising funds through my challenge to help these kids and support Children's Cancer Research Fund to allow them to continue their work to develop lifesaving treatments and find a cure for childhood cancer.

Please support me by making a donation to give these kids the brighter futures they deserve.

Your support will change little lives.

Thank you.

Sudha

My Challenge

  • 16.0 mi ride - Evening Ride - Thursday, September 30, 2021
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    Logged this ride 22 days ago
  • 16.3 mi ride - Evening Ride - Thursday, September 30, 2021
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    Logged this ride 22 days ago
  • 5.1 mi ride - Afternoon Ride - Thursday, September 30, 2021
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    Logged this ride 22 days ago
  • 17.1 mi ride - Lunch ride: 12:30pm - Thursday, September 30, 2021
    Logged this ride 23 days ago
  • 5.0 mi ride - Morning ride 8:00am - Thursday, September 30, 2021
    Logged this ride 23 days ago
  • 20.2 mi ride - Evening Ride - Wednesday, September 29, 2021
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    Logged this ride 23 days ago
  • $5,000 raised to fight kids' cancer!

    I just hit $5,000 to fight kids' cancer! Thank you so much for your support.

    Posted 37 days ago
  • Day 15, DONATION MATCH DAY TODAY!!!
    16 Sep 2021

    Ok, so I had to say that first. It’s great for fundraising. I want to say that every single person who donated already, THANK YOU! All the money eventually goes into the same bucket for better childhood cancer research, so it is all extremely important.

    I biked 5 miles at 5 am with a drizzle , it was pleasant weather, though in any other circumstances I wouldn’t be biking, and never in the rain. This is important though. It helped me think about the years, and YEARS that cancer treatment takes.

    Here is a quick snapshot of Vinay, over the past 5 years and what he was doing in Sept! It was a year of intensive treatment and 2.5 years of maintenance treatment. He had multiple chemo meds daily. He will have many known and unknown long term side effects, but he is here with us, and that’s good for us.

    The very same leukemia Vinay had now has a new treatment protocol that is shorter by a year. I hope the future treatments can make this even shorter, less toxic, and more targeted and personalized. Research can do this! Research we are funding. Thank you all so much!

    Day 15, DONATION MATCH DAY TODAY!!!
    Posted 37 days ago
  • 5.1 mi ride - Morning Ride - Wednesday, September 15, 2021
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    Logged this ride 38 days ago
  • Why is it so hard to think about cancer treatment?
    13 Sep 2021

    I have been wondering why it is so much harder to think about what Vinay went through for 3.5 years of his sweet childhood in 2021 compared to 2019. It has almost been 2 years since he finished the treatment, and he needed 6 months to recover from the non-stop daily chemo. We had just begun to live life more normally when the pandemic started, but often the main thought was “thank god we are done with the treatment”. Just the thought of him going through all that trauma with the pandemic was unimaginably stressful.

    This year has been great to watch Vinay grow, socially and emotionally. No one likes to go back and refresh bad memories. And then I feel so lucky to call these bad memories, and not “current reality with no escape”.

    No parent can prepare for such a terrible diagnosis, and yet thousands of kids are diagnosed with cancer each year. This checklist below was a good list of tips of parents of kids with cancer. Some that I related with are:

    1. Accept the new normal

    2. Live in the present moment, cherish every second

    3. Advocate for your child

    4. Let them be kids

    The checklist is a nice way of saying “survival mode”.

    So I don’t consciously think about the hard treatment days anymore. I still like to live in the present. But it is impossible to truly forget. And if new treatments can improve life, and the trauma, it is worth every bit.

    Sept is childhood cancer awareness month, so hope this resource increases awareness.

    https://www.caringbridge.org/resources/10-tips-for-parents-of-kids-with-cancer/

    Why is it so hard to think about cancer treatment?
    Posted 40 days ago
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