Adam Polka's Pedal for Kids 2020

Team member of Tecsys - 2020

Raising funds for: Pedal for Kids 2020

Adam Polka's Pedal for Kids 2020

Riding a bike is usually easy (but don't tell my son - he's all turned around on the matter). Far more difficult is the uphill journey that sick children and their families endure; at any age, in any circumstance.

The fear and reality of illness has become all too tangible in light of COVID-19; but through it, there is insight into the hardships of those whose tiny souls have not been so privileged with relative health and wellness. While this year's backdrop is very different from the last two years, the stakes are the same. I hope that you will support my small effort to bring improvements to these young humans who live through the struggle and challenges of being immunocompromised, handling disruptions to school, figuring out childcare while managing disease, and navigating the emotional stresses of a sick kid.

The Foundation is raising funds for a neonatal transportation unit, a specialized piece of ambulatory equipment that regulates temperature and provides essential respiratory services to preemies. It is an honour to put my name behind this cause and to solicit support for it.

I am honoured to raise funds once again to help our youngest and most vulnerable hold onto the primacy of spirit and strength that promises to carry them through the hardest days of their young lives. I am honoured to ride for my dear friends whose children have battled illness. I am honoured to ride for my colleagues, some of whom have survived childhood illness, and others who have lost their children to it. I am honoured to ride for my son whose health I cherish deeply, and who has made the emotional impact of this fundraiser ever more powerful.

Thank you for reaching deep and donating generously. You are appreciated.

Donations

Annie Levesque, $25 – October 7, 2020


Anonymous, $500 – October 5, 2020


Laurie McGrath, $100 – October 1, 2020


Steve Ballou, $100 – September 29, 2020


Lindsay Allard, $100 – September 23, 2020


Caroline Biscay, $200 – September 20, 2020


Anonymous, $100 – September 18, 2020


Anonymous, $250 – September 18, 2020


Dr Emilie Daigneault Medicine Corporation, $250 – September 18, 2020


Dr Alain-Remi Lajeunesse Medicine Professional Corporation, $250 – September 17, 2020


R.M. Morris Medical Professional Corporation, $500 – September 17, 2020


Stephanie Grimes, $25 – September 17, 2020


Nghia Doan, $100 – September 16, 2020


Judith McBride, $100 – September 15, 2020


Carlo Malaguti, $100 – September 15, 2020


Kiwanis Eastern Ottawa Est, $1,000 – September 13, 2020

«The Kiwanis Club of Eastern Ottawa is proud to extend its support cross-provincially in the shared interest of improving the lives of children everywhere.»


Thuy Le, $100 – September 10, 2020


Rebecca Meckstroth, $100 – September 10, 2020


Sarah McMullin, $100 – September 10, 2020


Joan McBride, $150 – September 10, 2020

«A beautiful letter, Adam . Love the pic of Eli! Thanks for doing this and inviting us to come along for "the Ride". Joan and Charles»


C. Lloyd Stanford, $100 – September 10, 2020


Liliane Vandal, $25 – September 10, 2020


Ryan Eichler, $25 – September 9, 2020


Vivian Terkel, $50 – September 9, 2020


Erin Polka, $25 – September 9, 2020


Services Médicaux M. Chammas Inc., $100 – September 9, 2020

«Thank you for your ongoing dedication to this great cause Adam!»


Beth Sanna, $50 – September 9, 2020


Bryan RAWLINGS, $100 – September 9, 2020

«Hey Adam, Pedal for all the kids who will be served by the MCH !!»


Services medicaux N. Seben Inc, $100 – September 9, 2020


Josh Usheroff, $50 – September 9, 2020

«A great cause. Good luck reaching your goal!»


Tom Swiston, $50 – September 9, 2020


John Goudey, $200 – September 9, 2020

«Best wishes for a successful ride - John & Jen»


Rick Wagen, $100 – September 8, 2020


Catherine Sigmar, $50 – September 8, 2020


Steven Berkovitz – September 8, 2020


Andre Vandal, $100 – September 8, 2020


Carol Swiston, $150 – September 8, 2020


Angela Campbell, $25 – September 8, 2020