Accepted to the University of British Columbia for engineering while also preparing for his final year as a junior. At 18 Nick Geddes was going into 2011 with a ton of anticipation and momentum from his hard work at school and on his bike.
|Nick showing the Ben and Dan the line. |
A few months ago Nick had a new battle forced upon him. This time not a battle against the clocks, gnarly courses or intellectual challenges he was used to. A small crash at the Sea Otter Classic
that involved some routine blood work revealed that Nick had T-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.
Nick has endured months of intense radiation and chemotherapy. He is currently at the BC Children's Hospital undergoing preparations for a Bone Marrow Transplant. In the weeks before he left for his transplant I had the opportunity to film with Nick. Knowing Nick it didn't surprise me that he was riding his bike during his treatments. It was the speed and intensity he rode at that blew me away. From watching Nick keep up to Ben Reid and Dan Stanbridge to getting dropped by him as he climbs up Lumpy's Epic in his middle ring. All while he has tubes from treatment sticking out of the middle of his chest, Nick never ceases to amaze me.
Donations to the BC Children's Hospital Foundation would be greatly appreciated and can be made here