Meet the Courageous Bespoke Bicycle Builder With Months to Live Meet the Courageous Bespoke Bicycle Builder With Months to Live
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by Yasha Wallin
In 2008 Caldwell was diagnosed with colorectal cancer. That meant that under doctors orders he wasn't allowed to ride a bike—his very livelihood. Instead of giving in to this reality, he challenged it by building a seatless bicycle to ride to doctors appointments, and elsewhere. Around the same time Caldwell learned of his cancer, he began the touching, honest and uplifting blog teachingcancertocry.com, to document his journey as a builder and a cancer survivor through photographs and text.
Caldwell's most recent entry is a tough one. He's just getting over having a broken arm, a torn ACL and a dislocated shoulder, all due to biking accidents. "We’re two weeks away from the beginning of June, which will be 6 months from the time that the docs suggested that I had 6-8 months to live. I guess it’s possible that whatever increased levels of pain and fatigue I’m feeling are purely due to the anxiety/depression of that reality," he writes.
Caldwell is courageous to let us into his world in this way. His openness made him the subject of a film by Made by Hand, which debuted last year. After watching how Caldwell lives life to the fullest while battling this disease, at the very least it will inspire others to do the same.
Images via Ezra Caldwell