Monday, December 7, 2009
Its whats missing that makes it awesome.
A bicycle. So what, you might ask. Well, look a little closer at that picture and what you'll find is a clever solution to a serious problem.
Ezra Caldwell is a 35 year old cyclist who was told, after a cancer diagnosis, not to ride his bike because the seat would put pressure on a tumor. Clearly not satisfied with that option, Ezra made his seatless bike. The bike is such an amazing way of managing a challenging situation while finding a way to maintain some normalcy in life while going through cancer treatment.
You can follow his story in his blog, Teaching Cancer to Cry and check out his work at Fast Boy Cycles.
Im hoping to bring Ezra to Pgh this spring to talk about his life and his work, so check back for details as I get that organized. His blog is totally inspiring (and the bikes are BEAUTIFUL), so be sure to check it out!