Cycle of Lives
Have you ever been forced to consider the fact of your mortality? If confronted with cancer, how would you feel? What would you say to the people you love? What would they say to you?
No two people have the same answers to these questions, a lesson David learned well during a solo six-week, 5,000-mile cross-country bike ride he calls Cycle of Lives. The trip started as a fundraiser in honor of his sister, June, who died of brain cancer. But long before he even set out on his endurance ride from L.A. to Florida to N.Y., David exhaustively interviewed fifteen people across the country whose lives had also been irrevocably changed by cancer—either as patients, survivors, loved ones, or caregivers.
Hearing their moving stories, which were influenced by many different forms of past and present trauma, transformed David's cycling odyssey into a journey of emotional self-discovery as he relived the chaos and emotional upheaval of cancer through them: from the man who found true love after losing his soulmate to cancer, to the elite athlete who had to reckon with his all-star body finally letting him down, to the medical oncologist who cares as much about her patients as she cares for them.