Michael McBride was diagnosed with a brain tumor six years ago. Now, he's going to Florida to get others going in their fight against cancer.
"It's just a miracle I'm getting to do this," he says.
Michael McBride is a traveler.
"I've been riding bikes since I was six years old. I love it," says McBride.
A coal miner.
"If I had a choice to go back and do it again, to be a doctor, or the President, I would choose coal mining," Michael adds.
A cancer survivor. McBride has a glioblastoma brain tumor, living with it for six years.
"It's about the worst kind of brain tumor you can have. Most people don't survive out of it a year," he says. "I do have days I do not want to get out of bed, and then, I have those days where I don't get out of bed."
But Thursday, he's getting out of bed and getting on his bike and starting a more than 500 mile trip to Panama City Beach, Florida to raise money for the american cancer society. He hopes this ride gets others to donate, and act.
"When you get up and fight, you're going to inspire a lot of people to do a lot of different things, and that's the reason why I chose to do this," Michael says.
It's a long journey, but not as long as the one he's had to endure for six years. And just like his battle against the tumor, it's one McBride willing to take on and finish.
"I'm going to complete this ride," he says.
McBride says he plans to arrive in Panama City Beach by September 12th or 13th.
To donate: http://www.relayforlife.org/hopkinsky Click on "Donate" and enter the zip code 42431. Michael's name can be found under Relay for Life Hopkins County-Madisonville.