In 2013, cycling novice Al DeCesaris set out on a solo cross-country bicycle journey in honor of his 9-year-old niece Jenna, who was born with a rare neurological disorder called Sturge-Weber Syndrome. Despite great adversity, this ordinary man biked over 3,000 miles from Santa Monica, California to Ocean City, Maryland. Through his efforts, he created awareness about Sturge-Weber Syndrome across the country, raised critical funds for medical research, and brought hope to his niece and countless others suffering with this devastating disorder.
During his journey, he blogged about his experiences on the road: the things he saw, the emotions he felt, the challenges he faced and of the extraordinary people he met along the way. After his ride, he compiled his writings and photos into a book. Crossing America For A Cure is honest, entertaining and, above all, inspirational.