It’s so incredibly hard to believe. Yesterday, at 2:30PM (EDT) an epic journey — both figuratively and literally — began. Below is the press conference coverage (3 Minutes & 59 Seconds) with a hand-selected élite panel of participant’s. Frank Fumich is one of just six chosen!
As Frank’s name was called to join this panel,the crowd began chanting “Ryan! Ryan! Ryan!” as he walked to the platform! There is video of this, but I’m having problems embedding it to this page. I’ll continue to work on getting it working.
On top of this touching welcome by the crowd, Frank was the only rider that was applauded when finished speaking!
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I’m told by my old college roommate (John Maletta), who is closely following Frank’s progress — since he is an avid bike and holds an annual fundraiser (5th consecutive year to kick off later this summer) — that the temperature on Frank’s route today will reach 117 degrees! Jokingly, I told him “It’s a dry heat.” His response?
“Says us… as I sit here with my feet up, sipping coffee and Facebooking with an old friend.”
Frank Fumich started with 2 feet in the Pacific Ocean and will end with 2 feet in the Atlantic Ocean or Chesapeake Bay somewhere near Annapolis, MD. Frank’s 3,000 mile bike ride will take about 12 days. But as grueling as that sounds, it’s nothing compared to the 5 long year that Ryan’s family has spent caring for him after he was brutally attacked near the WVU Campus. Please watch the video and donate to this incredible cause. You are amazing Frank! [Source: Bill Confair, via Facebook]