“His demeanor was quiet, but his silence had a huge impact on our community. Cisco was a true soldier showing us what it is to fight and live by example, never complaining and always smiling with his much-loved dog, Macy. Cisco taught us that we should focus on people’s abilities and not their disabilities. Although confined to his wheelchair, he was able to cover many miles surrounded by his family ad his beloved “Cisco’s Soldier’s family. Cisco brought awareness to the Muscular Dystrophy disease and as a true soldier, fighting until
the end. He will be dearly missed, but his smile and kind heart will forever live in us all.”
Lane Holden was one of the Ropin’ Dream’s very first children to become part of our program. We were contacted by a wish organization out of Florida who called us and told us they had a little boy who LOVED rodeo and could we help out. Of course, the answer was YES, and thus began our journey with Lane and his family. We met Lane, his parents Danny & April, and little sister Brittany when they flew into San Antonio for the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo in February of 2003. Lane had been diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and was in the early stages of the disease. We had never heard of this type of MS and that weekend we learned from his parents. It is mostly boys who get this disease and “usually” occurs at an early age(4-5). There is no cure and all Doctors can do is treat the symptoms, normally they do not live past 14 we were told. Lane was a fighter and he lived his life to the fullest; hunting, fishing, spending time with his family and friends. Lane was an overcomer and he will always be an inspiration to everyone he met. Lane was 22 years of age at his passing and he will be missed by all who knew him.
We are now into November and as our focus shifts to holidays, family, friends, and the upcoming National Finals Rodeo in December; we wanted to give an update of Ropin’ Dreams 2019 year to date. Please take a look at our most recent newsletter to see what we have been up to all year.
As we finish up this year, we have impacted 94 families year to date and are currently making plans for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas! In addition, we are already hard at work on next year’s PRCA Rodeo. Thank you again to all of our fantastic volunteers and supporters who spend countless hours helping to bring smiles to children; we couldn’t do it without you all!
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