Sad news to report from our dear friend Elden Nelson. Susan, his wife, passed away last night from cancer after a long tough battle. Many know Elden as “Fatty” from his widely popular blog FatCyclist.com Fatty, Susan and their four kids have been through so much recently and yet Team Fatty’s LIVESTRONG Challenge Team has raised over a half million dollars and counting for LIVESTRONG. We are in awe of your family’s strength, courage and of Susan’s brave battle. You guys are in our thoughts and prayers. Much love from your LIVESTRONG Family.
Below is the most recent post from FatCyclist.com I wanted to share with you all:
Susan died tonight (August 5) at 7:25pm. It was a hard, long day, and Susan fought right to the end, for much longer than anyone would have thought she could.
My mom, my sisters Kellene and Jodi, and my Brother-in-Law Rocky were all here to support my family as Susan passed away.
I?ll have more to say soon, but consider this. Susan inspired me to expand the focus of my blog from nothing but bike-related jokes to a serious and pitched fight against cancer.
Then she inspired 500+ of you to join Team Fatty, the largest LiveStrong Challenge Team there has ever been.
And Team Fatty has raised close to more than $500,000 ? a record amount.
Susan?s part in the battle is over, but she didn?t lose. She led the charge. She showed the rest of us how to fight: with determination, focus, creativity, and outrageous endurance.
Now it?s up to the rest of us to Fight Like Susan.