Seven thousand cycling enthusiasts descended upon Douglas County the weekend of June 1, 2013 for the 26th Annual Elephant Rock Cycling Festival. Showing up with the largest team in the 26-year history of Elephant Rock was Team Transplant, who hit the five different courses with 165 riders, 36 of whom were either transplant recipients or living donors.
Olivia Current, 18, came down from Longmont to cheer on the team and take in the race with her brother, Micah. She didn’t ride, but said it was the first time she had ventured out to an event like this since being diagnosed with leukemia two years ago. Olivia received a bone marrow transplant on Nov. 11, 2011. Currently on dialysis, she is now on the wait list for a kidney transplant.
“I didn’t realize that there were this many people that supported me,” she said. “It’s nice. They don’t even know me.”
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