Trek 100: Riding for a Reason
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FRANKLIN - It's the one bond and mother and son don't want to share - cancer. But that is the case for a Franklin family and you can help.
Mary Sczesny will never forget the day she heard the news.
"Oh dear God he's sick," remembers Mary Sczesny.
Her son David had bone marrow cancer and desperately needed a donor.
Mary was the closest match.
But as she was preparing for the transplant, tragedy struck again.
"I went in to have my mammogram and found out I had breast cancer and could no longer be David's donor."
Eventually a donor was found but 2009 was a grueling year.
"I would walk from Children's Hospital to Froedtert to get chemo and then come back to be with David," said Mary.
David and other children with cancer have benefited from the MACC Fund and the Trek 100 ride.
"I've been riding the Trek 100 for the last 17 years," said David's uncle Bill Ochowicz.
"I've always cared about kids, said Ochowicz, "because I grew up in a big family and when this occurred a few years ago it gave me more of a meaning as to why I'm out there riding."
David recently had a setback and went through another round of chemo. But his family is organizing a bone marrow drive on June 5th and the Pettit Center to help other children in David's situation. The Trek 100 ride is June 12th in Waterloo, Wisconsin.
Here's David's in his own words: