Chris Smedley, owner of The Bicycle Shack in Kansas City, Missouri, is facing a difficult battle with pancreatic cancer, and his friends are asking for help in meeting the financial challenges of his treatment.
The following announcement was posted at the recent grand opening of the new BikeSource Ranchmart location:
Some of you may know Chris Smedley within the Kansas City bicycling community. Chris started and has owned the “Bike Shack” bicycle business on Blue Ridge Boulevard in the southeast end of Kansas City, Missouri for the last 30 years.
Chris unfortunately has developed pancreatic cancer and his medical prognosis is not good for recovery from this type of cancer. Even though he owns a business that make money if persons purchase from him, Chris is not a rich man. So far his medical bills are over $100,000 dollars and still climbing. Most of that is being paid by his medical insurance but not the total amount. He has to pay for his cancer medicines prescriptions and medical insurance deductions out of his own pocket as well as a percentage of his surgery and hospital bills.
Chris needs help in paying his medical bills from this cancer. I would like to ask each of you to seriously consider making a financial contribution to him to assist him and his family to pay their medical bills. Any amount you can afford would be appreciated, especially anything $100 or more. All financial contributions can be mailed or dropped off at the business address below. If contributing by bank check, please make out your check to “Chris Smedley” directly such that the total amount goes to him.
Thank you for your contribution.
Steven Barnes, A friend of Chris Smedley and Fellow Kansas City Bicyclist
The Bicycle Shack
10415 Blue Ridge Blvd
Kansas City, MO 64134
In addition to owning The Bicycle Shack, Chris has long been an active member of the recreational and competitive cycling community in Kansas City.
If you can help, please consider doing so.
Image courtesy of Bicycle Shack on Facebook.