Larry and Sherrie Ruschmeyer hit the slopes to support their son who was diagnosed with ocular melanoma.
As many of you know, in 2010 our son Nicholas heard the words “You have cancer.” At 20 years old, his young life changed in a heartbeat. Nick was diagnosed with an extremely rare form of cancer, an ocular melanoma. The biopsy indicated that his left eye had to be removed; the following year the cancer spread to his lungs. He faced this challenge with courage, strength, determination, and hope. Today, his health remains excellent and he is an active young man who enjoys all the outdoors has to offer; snowboarding, skiing, rock climbing, hiking, and backpacking. He graduated from Johnson State College in 2012 with a degree in Outdoor Education – Adventure Leadership, spent a month in Alaska taking courses in Heli-skiing and Winter Expedition and spent a summer as a rock climbing instructor. Nicholas is employed by Jay Peak as their Manager of Terrain Parks; designing, building, and overseeing all that the parks have to offer. Last year, he and a partner started their own business LYNX MOUNTAIN GUIDES OF VERMONT
We SKI and RIDE for Nick! We honor him and support the American Cancer Society with the funds that we raise so that others who hear those dreaded words “you have cancer” can live their life to the fullest as well. Our money helps support the research for ocular melanoma. Please join our team, or support our team. In 2016 Team NickStrong was the top fundraising team at the Hope on the Slopes event raising $9,655.00! Let’s do it again in 2017!
GO TEAM NICKSTRONG!