Linda McGill

7years
Linda McGill
Riding for Malique Stickley Bishop
Cancer is the largest killer of kids in Canada, 27 children are diagnosed every week. Please donate now and support my challenge to fight kids' cancer!
I've Ridden 0.0 km ? My goal is 500 km
My Rankings
  • National: 40th
  • Province: 30th in ON
  • My Team: 3rd
I've raised $404 My goal is $2,500 Donate Now

I'm Riding For

Malique Stickley Bishop

Malique Stickley Bishop

Just before Christmas 2023 we got the news. In Malique's words " Stage 4 Cancer wasn't exactly on my "Tummy Ache" Bingo card but here we are. The past 3-4 months have been incredibly rough as I've struggled to figure out why I'd lost 60+ pounds along with various other problems, but now we know." Malique is one of the most lovely 26 year old young men I have ever met. The son of my best friend, and sister in arms Adrienne, I have known Malique since he was a small boy and through my friendship with his mother, I have watched him grow into the man he is today. Malique is a Pokémon lover, he plays the games, collects the cards, has tattoos of them. With a heart of gold and a gentle voice he loves to help others. He would broadcast his gaming on twitch when he was well, and he has a lovely girlfriend “Nicole” who lives in Vancouver. Malique is right in the heart of his battle, With his treatment started, he has come to terms with the fact he will likely loose his glorious mane of hair, he is keeping his bright outlook on life and vows it will come come back bigger and brighter then ever!

My Story

8 May 2023

Kids should be living life, not fighting for it. Out swinging on swings, getting grass stains and dirt in their hair.

I ride because I can. I ride for my nieces, who are survivors. I ride for family, who fought the fight, and are no longer with us. I ride for family who still fight, who fought and survived. I ride for dear friends who fought the fight, are still fighting, who survived and for those who gave all. I ride because it heals my broken heart. I ride because I can...for those who cannot.

I remember:

Kelvin Staples (10 March 1970 - 11 May 2018) Brother in Arms, Best Friend, Chosen Family.

Opa Gelok (12 April 1912 - 6 April 1992)

Aunt Carol (16 January 1944 - 23 February 2013)

Uncle Art (26 April 1941 - 13 January 2013)

Uncle Hank (9 September 1943 - 29 December 2015)

Uncle Pete (29 May 1947 - 9 March 2018)

Sgt (Ret'd) Ryan Martinsen (29 August 1974 - 18 July 2022 who lost his battle with PTSD, not to Cancer but I find much strength in his memory, his courage, and his service/sacrifice)

MWO (Ret’d) Dan Jessome (passed 7 May 2023)

My Legacy

Here's my personal impact over 7 years to fight kids' cancer and save little lives.
  • Ridden
    Raised
    2016
  • 501 km Ridden
    $840 Raised
    2019
  • Ridden
    Raised
    2020
  • 506 km Ridden
    $1,522 Raised
    2021
  • 607 km Ridden
    $1,759 Raised
    2022
  • 1,006 km Ridden
    $1,367 Raised
    2023
7years
2,621 km
Ridden
$5,892
Raised

My Challenge

  • Update on Malique - 20 Feb 24
    1 Mar 2024

    I recieved an update from Malique's Mom Adrienne:

    All is going well and he is progressing in the right direction. All organs have begun to shrink, which has definitely helped him. Last week was his best week yet, apparently it’s normal to have blood clots during chemo and he has a bunch that he will go on medication to get these under control but this is normal. They shaved his hair off a few weeks ago.

    Adrienne said it was hardest thing she has have ever had to do. They had a good cry together but his sense of humour has come back, so this is a blessing. He will be scheduled for a PET scan after his 6th chemo (April) and we will know more then on future treatments (can do 2 more chemo or progress to radiation)

    Adrienne shared this picture of him to show off his sense of humour with cherry earrings from his Girlfriend.

    Update on Malique - 20 Feb 24
    Posted 48 days ago
  • $250 raised to fight kids' cancer!

    I just raised $250 to fight kids' cancer and achieved PROTECTOR LEVEL in the challenge! Thank you so much for your support.

    Posted 85 days ago
  • $100 raised to fight kids' cancer!

    I just raised $100 to fight kids' cancer and achieved DEFENDER LEVEL in the challenge! Thank you so much for your support.

    Posted 89 days ago

My Sponsors

  • Natalie Paton
    $155.25
    Received this donation 89 days ago
    Linda McGill
    Linda
    “OMG thank you Natalie! You are amazing and we can’t thank you enough!”
  • Robert Wilson
    $124.20
    Received this donation 53 days ago
    Linda McGill
    Linda
    “Thank you so much RJ!! You are so awesome. We miss you, hope to see you soon. (waiting on that nice weather rumble coming down the street)”
  • Marisa Mazzotta
    $103.50
    Received this donation 85 days ago
    Linda McGill
    Linda
    “Thank you Marisa! You are incredibly kind and we appreciate it so much.”
  • Paulette Kirkey
    $20.70
    Received this donation 85 days ago
    Linda McGill
    Linda
    “Thank you so much Paulette! It means so much to so many!”
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