Jon Seyster - Making a Difference
My name is Jon Seyster; I have
cerebral palsy with a full length rod in my back and a severe hearing loss. My
goal is to work hard to improve my overall health and overcome difficulties I
face with having cerebral palsy. My passion is to help others and give back to
those who have helped me accomplish my goals. Over 1 year ago I joined the
organization, Ride 2 Recovery, that helps our injured returning soldiers
rehabilitate mentally and physically with cycling programs and challenges. With
each challenge I commit to a hard training schedule to endure miles of cycling
using a hand propelled tricycle and to raise funds for the cycling programs to
help rehabilitate our soldiers. The funds I need are to help with my own
equipment, training, Ride 2 Recovery Organization (501c non-profit) donations
and my travels to and from each challenge which, can be anywhere in the country.
I am looking for corporate and individual sponsors, donations and products to
use and sell.
Before my first ride in September
2011 I had never ridden a bike before, but I trained hard for months working on
building my strength and endurance for the Challenge. On September 11-18, 2011
I bicycled from ground zero in New York City to Shanksville, PA to the Pentagon
in D.C. The challenge was 8 days, 586 miles and I was able to ride 7 days and
cycled 284 miles of that, a major success for me!! This was a new chapter in my
life, after 8 years of college and 2 degrees, it was "Jon's Freedom Ride."
I could not think of a better way
to begin my new chapter than to give back to those who gave me my rights and
freedom to do what I needed and wanted to do; our military. Riding side by side
with them was such an honor. I was able to say thank you for all that they have
done to keep us safe, and allowing me to have the freedom to make choices. It
is because of our brave and all who have fought for our great country that we
are all free to be whoever we want to be. I have faced many challenges but not
as great and rewarding as this one was. This was and continues to be my tribute
to our brave. October 2012 I will begin riding with our brave soldiers in week
long challenges as well as 1 day Honor Rides which, I am hoping to participate
often. I will continue with my physical training as well as my efforts to raise
Your financial and product support
will provide me with the opportunity to continue with my goals and charitable
commitments. Please consider donating to
Ride 2 Recovery and Choose
"Sponsor Rider Jon Seyster."
Choose "Sponsor Rider Jon Seyster"