Paul Stanley has finished his month-long cycling fundraiser, in the middle of it undergoing surgery. (Special to The News)

LETTER: Maple Ridge cyclist thankful for support shown sick kids

69-year-old retired teacher from Whonnock exceeds his fundraising goal, despite surgery

Dear Editor,

Thanks so much for the wonderful story in the Maple Ridge News.

[RE: Maple Ridge cyclist fundraises all the way to hospital for cancer surgery, Aug. 20, The News]

I received some generous donations after it was published and we circulated the story on social media.

I ended up with just over $4,000 dollars total.

That’s truly amazing considering the times we are in.

It is the most money donated for the kids that I have received in all of my four years of riding.

I was given the green light to continue riding after my surgery, and four days after the surgery I put in my longest ride of 102 kilometres to Deroche and back home.

Hopefully, I will be able to ride again next year!

Paul Stanley, Maple Ridge

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