When Clara Hughes rode through Peterborough on March 22, she met privately with Stacey Reeds, one of the performers from Erasing the Stigma. Stacey lives with anxiety and panic disorders as well as depression, and was brave enough to share her story with us. She also provided lyrics for the song "Dig a Little Deeper" which was performed during the show. We're so glad to have Stacey on our team, and now Clara Hughes has reached out to her as well!
There is never enough time (esp. on this Big Ride!) but I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed meeting you (and seeing your performance via video after the fact b/c I had to leave :( :) ) ... then seeing your smile @ the school the next morning... Well, I just want you to know how very proud I am of what you are doing
You are a beautiful star that shines!
And the jersey reads:
You are a star - Don't ever stop shining!
So lucky to have met and been inspired by YOU!
Continued good luck as you make your way through Newfoundland, Clara!