Laura P.


PG Strong

I have known my dear friend Laura for almost three decades. We grew up in the same town and attended the same elementary, middle and high schools. We went to the same college and even had the same major. After college, Laura moved to Philadelphia where she met the love of her life, Dawud (Dave).

Laura and Dave had a wonderful life together and enjoyed friends, family, camping, being outdoors, sports and especially their beloved Philadelphia Eagles. Several years into their marriage, Laura and Dave found out they were expecting their first child! However, a few months into the pregnancy, Dave was diagnosed with Stage 4 Renal Medullary Carcinoma, an incurable type of kidney cancer. Dave underwent many rounds of aggressive chemotherapy treatment, and created the phrase "PG Strong" for his fight against cancer.

On October 11, 2016, Laura and Dave became new parents to their beautiful daughter Summer Luz. After Laura went back to work, Dave was able to spend many months caring for his infant daughter, while undergoing treatment at the same time. He was a wonderful daddy to Summer, and loved their special time together.

On April 21, 2018, Dave ended his courageous battle with Renal Medullary Carcinoma. He passed away peacefully with his beautiful wife and daughter by his side.

Laura is now a single mother to Summer, who is a spunky three year old. Laura enjoys being healthy and working out, but is now finding that she has little time to exercise as she works a full-time job and is the sole caretaker of her daughter.

I purchased my Peloton in February 2018 and see for myself how easy it is to do a 20 or 30 minute ride with a toddler at home. I hope that this same gift can be given to Laura. Thank you so much for your consideration and this Comeback Program.



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