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3.14.13

A huge shout out to Ms. Kathy Size of Size and Associates for the corporate sponsorship.  If you need accounting work my mom said she is amazing!  Her business is in Hyattsville. Phone (301) 652-6980   

3.12.14 Inside Pressbox Interview

 
This evening I was interviewed by Mr. Stan Charles and Mr. Gary Stein of Inside Press Box, a TV show on Baltimore WMAR (channel 2).  It should air this Sunday.  Thank you so much Mr Stan and Mr Stein!Here is a pic of the 3 of us.  They were hysterical!!!!   Thank you Derek Wattay who interviewed and had published the article in the Baltimore Sun and who told these 2 Gentlemen about the trip. There are links to the article and interview on the “Press” page on this blog.
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Early ride

February 27

Just completed the first BIG training ride.  From Parkton to Rising Sun MD then from Rising Sun to Salisbury.  Total of about 165 miles, a typical 2 day ride very soon.  A big thank you to the family that when asked if I could stretch my hammock in their trees offered dinner and to sleep in the camper in their driveway!  Very nice of them! Weather was chilly, about 35-40 both days and snowy this morning.  Come on Spring!    Great seeing you Dan, catch ya later my friend!

Preface

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Hi.  I am Kevin Payne. As this is being created I am 18 years old and graduated from Hereford High in Parkton, MD in 2013.

I have 2 older brothers, Rob and Jake. Jake was born with a condition known as Williams Syndrome.  I won’t go into detail right here about WS and how the WSA supports its membership, you can find all that information at www.williams-syndrome.org (for simplicity, there is a page at the top of the blog that will provide an overview of WS but please visit the WSA’s website for more information!)

Jake has had a huge influence on me. He constantly reminds me what kindness is, to see others without predjudice and to appreciate small accomplishments.  I want to do something good, I want to make a difference so decided to use my God given athletic skills to raise awareness of WS.  There are only about 25,000 people with WS in the USA and perhaps only about half are diagnosed.  I just knew when I heard the statistics this is how I can make a difference!

So in early April 2014 I will set out from Parkton, MD on a cross country solo bicycle journey.  I look forward to meeting families affected by WS along the way. If I can help one family, one person, my journey will be a success!

To donate to the WSA please visit http://www.williams-syndrome.org/Kevin-Payne