- With group rides being off the table for the foreseeable future (my own personal choice) it's been fun to spend some more time on the #specializedshiv Time to think of an epic ride to do. . . . . #iridespecialized #specializedfans #IFB #parvillacycles #timetrial #swimbikerun #ironmantri #cyclinglife #triathlon
- Taking The Shiv Out For A Drive
- About those 🌥 tonight..... . . . #parvillacycles #IFB #cyclinglife #cyclingphotos #triathlon #iridespecialized #specializedfans #gopro
- Searching out some local gravel for a recovery hour this evening......Bowie Racetrack was perfect! Dead flat, no-one else around, zero cars. 128 furlongs of easy riding. . . . #parvillacycles #gravelride #cycling #ciclismo #bowiemd #IFB
Saturday, February 21, 2009
As some of you may know I was born with a cleft lip and plate and fortunately I was able to receive the medical treatment that many children in "developing" countries never receive. Back in 2006 as part of my first Ironman we raised over $3,000 for the Smile Train charity, which provides free surgeries to children with cleft lip and palates. It is certainly a cause very close to the hearts of my family.
As such, make sure you get to watch the Oscars tomorrow as Smile Pinki has been nominated for best short documentary. It is a story about two young girls in India who were born with clefts and in particular about Pinki who was able to receive the surgery courtesy of the Smile Train. You can watch the trailer here
If you feel as though you would like to help children in a similar situation to Pinki or would just like to know more about clefts or The Smile Train, please visit their website.