Olivia & Brian Edwards are both taking part in the 2018 JettRide.
Both Olivia and Brian are riding for their youngest brother Tanner. Tanner was diagnosed with Duchenne when he was 4 years old. Tanner’s family has watched him lose the ability to walk, stand, and get off the floor. Tanner also had to change from using a manual wheelchair to a power wheelchair to get around. Now Tanner relies on the use of his robotic WREX arms to feed himself because of his loss of arm strength.
Last summer, Brian was one of the camp counselors for the Jett Foundation’s Camp Promise last year. Camp Promise taught Brian how hard it truly is to take care of a child that is completely dependent on you. Brian has stepped up around the house taking care of Tanner and now looks forward to attending camp again this summer. Olivia had a hard time riding her bike for 700 miles. The thing that made her push herself to keep going during the JettRide last year was she thought about Tanner and all the boys with Duchenne she met along the ride. The Edward’s siblings see the JettRide as a way to help all boys and families impacted by Duchenne.
The Edwards’ have already exceeded their fundraising goal of $6,000; you can still support on their journey by donating on their FirstGiving fundraising page.