Amanda Update 11/17/2021

Amanda Update November 17, 2021 THANK YOU all for the kind thoughts for my Dad and Grandma Rosemary. I don’t have a lot to report this week but wanted to provide a brief update. Did you know my Dad also moonlights as SUPERMAN?  My brother and I have thought so for years but then to see it in real life, …

Amanda Update November 10, 2021

A HUGE shout out to all of you who have donated blood recently in honor of Wade, some of which are pictured here! You are all amazing humans. Thank you for your selfless act of love in donating blood and blood products. So far, 20 people have stepped up to donate blood. Can you believe that it has the potential …

Amanda update Nov 3, 2021

Amanda’s Wednesday Update November 3, 2021 Thank you all for the overwhelming support for Wade’s battle with multiple myeloma. I know each one of your thoughts and prayers are making a huge difference in his journey. Here’s an update! Wade is doing well. He completed his stem cell collection last week. What does this mean? Wade has been on chemotherapy …

Hello from AMANDA

HELLO!!  First and foremost, this is Amanda. Jill and Wade’s daughter. My mom made a post last week explaining the blessing bike page would be put on hold due to my Dad’s upcoming transplant.  As the family’s token millennial, I’ve had administrative rights to the Blessing Bike page and promised my parents I would give brief updates of my Dad’s …

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Time for a Sabbatical

Keep it Real Wednesday October 20, 2021 Time for a Sabbatical Friends and Supporters of the Blessing Bike, What a ride the last 3 years have been.  We have been honored to build 85 bikes and help lots of people, all as volunteers. It’s time for a little break. Wade, Blessing Bike co-founder, Rosemary’s son in-law and the love of …

Bumpon

Keep it Real Wednesday October 13, 2021 Bumpon As you may remember, Rosemary is legally blind, and her social life (especially now with COVID) relies heavily on recreational outings on the blessing bike AND her audio books through the library.  On average, she listens to 5 to 7 books a week on her iPad and enjoys a full range of …

One Bike at a Time

Keep it Real Wednesday One bike at a time October 6, 2021 What a week this has been!   So many of you emailed us after meeting Michael, Delbert, and Rosemary in the Making Good episode.  You identified with them, you shared your stories and verbalized your desire to have the same experiences for your loved ones. There are many Michaels, …

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MAKING GOOD Episode airs this week!

Keep it Real Wednesday September 29, 2021 MAKING GOOD EPISODE AIRS WEDNESDAY 9/29/2021. Friends, I hope you all tune in and watch the show on BYUtv. (If you don’t get BYUtv on your cable or satellite, you can always download the app or watch online at www.byutv.org) As you view the episode, we ask that you remember all the people …

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The Crust

Keep it Real Wednesday September 22, 2021 The Crust When our children were young, our son was notorious for leaving the sandwich crust on his plate.  Our daughter would eat the entire sandwich, crust and all and never complain but our son, well, he would refuse.  After many unsuccessful attempts at trying to get him to eat his crust, I …

Laurie and Jane

Keep it Real Wednesday September 15, 2021 Laurie and Jane People often tell me I am such a good daughter for caring for Rosemary 24/7. I believe that’s up for debate. I think we all try to do what we can.  Has it been easy caring for an elderly family member 24/7 in our home as they inch closer and …