About Lea's Foundation

In 1998, Lea Michele Economos, a young woman who died of leukemia at the age of 28, made a dying wish to her parents that others would not face the hardships she encountered by finding a cure for this disease. Her family started this charity to carry on that wish. Today, Lea’s Foundation takes an active role in finding a cure for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s lymphoma and myeloma and to better the lives of people living with these diseases. At the UCONN Health Center, the Lea’s Foundation Center for Hematologic Disorders sponsors research in this field. A new program covers the cost of bone-marrow testing to help recruit life-saving transplants for patients. Also, annual scholarships are given to children with leukemia who are planning to attend nursery school. For more information on other projects carried out by Lea’s Foundation, please visit their website at www.LeasFoundation.org.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Day 22- Rest Day in Tetonia, ID (0 miles)

We planned to take a rest day so that Jonathan's knee could rest/heal before we take on the second biggest climb of our trip tomorrow, the Teton Pass. Unfortunately this morning he is feeling under the weather and we will have to spend another day resting in beautiful Tetonia.
I spent the day sorting out and patching some of our tire tubes and it finally looks like we have four functioning tires that have zero slow leaks occurring. Hopefully now that we're leaving Idaho, the constant tire punctures from nails, wires and staples will also be left behind.
Tonight I made a 7.5 mile round-trip to the convenience store to restock our food/electrolytes. While this is definitely a shorter trip than usual, the gravel and dirt county roads slowed me considerably.

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