Full of life, caring, compassionate, perfect. These are just a few words to describe my best friend, Megan Kays. Meg and I met freshman year of school at Clarion University and have been best buds ever since. Throughout the years we have always gone on active adventures such as hiking through Cook Forest or biking the Allegheny River Trail. She always pushed me mentally and physically to do better which helped me shave time off my mile time and chase my dreams.
Her being a woman of faith and myself being a man of science we had some contrasting views. But one thing we did always come to agree on was the true meaning of life, which is why I think what made us such great friends, and that was happiness. Megan did whatever made her happy, she never really cared about how much money she made or even that much about school, even though she graduated early with honors. She loved running and even when the doctor told her to take it easy due to a pelvic fracture she went on to run a 5k race.
One thing about Meg is that she understood life, she got more out of her short 22 years than most people will get out of 80. She loved every minute of living and understood how important people are. She never hesitated to lend a helping hand to someone in need. That is why I have decided to dedicate this Bike & Build trip to her. She loved biking and loved volunteering and I will be carrying her with me in spirit ever step of the way. This one’s for you Meg. I love you buddy.