Day 27: Fayetteville to Sandersville, Ga.

Despite the perfect weather and the accurate routes, today’s ride was a brutal challenge – long miles of rolling hills and 6,000 feet of climbing. It was one if those days I had to pull out all the stops to finish. At one of the food stops, I took a walk around the van and looked at all the signatures. I know so many are behind me. Then I saw the photo of Michael, Marcia and Christa Parseghian; the little magnet picture of Jessica and her little saying “never give up;” Shanna’s “thank you” next to her name and the bandana she gave me; the notes and the Clu bracelet from Amy and Amanda. I saw the reminder of Dana, who so recently finished her fight with NPC. These are extraordinary kids and inspiring families. I got back on the bike and pushed it to Sandersville. Read more »

NPC conference highlights

Now that I’ve finished the ride, I wanted to take time to say how proud I am of the College of Science’s contribution to the second annual Michael, Marcia, and Christa Parseghian Scientific Conference for Niemann-Pick Type C Research earlier this month. Several of the conference’s presentations highlighted research contributions from the laboratories of Notre Dame faculty and the efforts of their graduate and undergraduate research students.

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