April and I surprised Dad with our own special presentation.
We have a little surprise for dad. He has given out butterflies all across Canada to raise awareness for thyroid cancer. We have one that we would like to give dad to remember his journey across Canada. His journey across Canada was met with quite a few struggles with a lot of rains, high winds, and even snow. He continued to cycle daily and even though he enjoyed the beautiful countryside, this was not a holiday. He was out there to raise awareness and funds for cancer research.
We know that dad was overwhelmed with the task he was taking on, but thinking about all of the people who are struggling and fighting for their lives, he put his own fears aside and went out there and cycled everyday no matter the weather. He met new people and brought communities together and it was an inspiration to us to read the comments on the blog from the people who lives dad touched and became a part of. How you left a mark on a lot of people and you were always smiling.
Our dad always says that he is made of steel but as we found out on his last day of his journey that steel does bend and bleed, but regardless of his injuries he continued and finished stronger because we believe that his aches and pains were like he was carrying everyone's pain and struggles with him to the end of his journey.
We love you and are soooo proud of you dad, you have always been our hero but you are a hero to everyone else as well.
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO SUPPORTED THE JONES FAMILY WITH PRAYERS TO KEEP DAD SAFE ON HIS JOURNEY. AS WELL, WORDS ARE NOT ENOUGH TO EXPRESS THE THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO HOSTED DAD ON HIS JOURNEY ACROSS CANADA!