Family Ride Across America to Nurture Kids
2012/13 Beneficiaries
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Finding Cures/ Saving Children.
Ronald McDonald House Charities/Phoenix House
Providing a temporary home-away-from-home for families who must travel to
receive medical treatment for their children.
Jaiah & Jillian Grodin
Kelsea Freeman

Kelsea is a 13-year old girl from Arizona that suffers from Cystic Fibrosis.  This
disease is a chronic lung disease that causes other complications in the body
as it progresses.  Kelsea is now an insulin diabetic and has recently been
diagnosed with end stage liver disease.  A liver transplant will be in her near
future.  The family endures heavy medical bills and  expenses related to
traveling to and from Phoenix and the Children’s L.A. transplant center in
Past Beneficiaries
Dakota Nash

Dakota Nash is 17 and a junior in high school.  He is 6’4” and an amazing
young man. At age 15 he was in a near fatal bicycle accident.  He suffered
extensive bleeding and hemoraging in the brain and was hospitalized for
over a month.  He continued rehab for many months following.  After working
hard in rehab his life was returning to normal when he became ill and in 2011
was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (aml).  He has gone through
chemo and has spent a good deal of time in and out of hospitals.  He has
relapsed and is now in preparation for a bone marrow transplant that is
scheduled in April.   The transplant is proceeded by 6 cranial radiation
treatments and then 6 full body radiation treatments which will  begin shortly
in Phoenix.  Medical bills for Dakota have been staggering and continue to
mount.  Through all this, Dakota continues to have a positive outlook and is
an inspiration to his friends and family.