In August 2018, missionary bike tour 73 abruptly ended in Freeport, Illinois when I went into the hospital for AFIB and congestive heart failure. I started from Hattiesburg, Mississippi in late April 2018. After recovering several weeks, I started on missionary bike tour 74 with a hope that I would be able to bicycle back to Hattiesburg. I got as far as Dyersburg, Tennessee when I had to go back into the hospital again because of the heart issues. This happened in early October 2018. I am currently back in Hattiesburg. Between the two missionary bike tours, I was able to cycle almost 5,000 miles in 29 states.
On December 04, 2018, I went into a local hospital in Hattiesburg as an outpatient and went through a cardio-version procedure (heart shock) to get my heart rhythm back to normal. With medication, my heart rhythm has been stabilized. My hope for this campaign is to help raise funds to cover my living expenses and medical bills. Any extra funds would be used to get ready for missionary bike tour 75 if I am able to go on another one. If I am physically able to, I'm hoping to start missionary bike tour 75 sometime around April 01, 2019. The first goal for missionary bike tour 75 would be to go to the Florida Panhandle (Mexico Beach and Panama City) to help out with the rebuilding after Hurricane Michael.