This blog was created for my friend Terry Purdom. Terry was diagnosed with an incurable form of bone cancer called Multiple Myeloma in November 2004. Last summer 2010, Terry took a roadtrip to raise money to fund cancer research. My wife and I have both lost loved ones to cancer, and know the horrible effects that this disease has on friends, family, and those struck by the illness. Terry is truly a hero. Our dream is to help Terry with his cause. Please read more about Terry on his web site

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

All done!

The first quilt went out today! Hopefully it will help Terry with his cause:) Here are our 2 little ones with the finished quilt! Now we can start the next one :)

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

The first quilt

The first quilt top is ready to go! Hopefully we'll have the quilt finished by Saturday!

Friday, March 18, 2011

10 more shirts!

Today we recieved 10 more shirts from Todd at High desert Harly Davidson. The customers there have really come through! We even got a donation from the Beijing HD! AWESOME! Thank you so much to our friends in IDAHO!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Cutting up the shirts!

Just a little peek on the quilt progress, today we started cutting the shirts apart. These quilts will be awesome!


Today we received yet another donation from Todd at High Desert Harley Davidson... 18! To all of our new friends that donated.... a HUGE thank you! You have made our crusade more than possibe... but reality! We have enough shirts to start making the blocks, so that we can have at least the first quilt done by April 15th for Terry's Cancer fund raiser! Thank you, you are heroes.... Cancer research is so important! Here is Mike opening the box :)

Another Donation

I'm a little late posting this donation, but we recieved 2 patches from the American Fork Police Department this last week. It was so important to include them on the qulits for us, because my father-in-law worked for the PD as an inforcement officer after he could no longer work for the Fire Department. They helped him through his battle with cancer, and were a second family to him, and to us. We love all of our friends there, and thank you for the patches!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

A huge donation!

We recieved a HUGE donation from Todd Godfrey at High Desert Harley! Todd has gone way over the top and sent us 11 shirts! We are so excited! We have enough to start cutting out blocks this week! Thank you so much Todd! You're so AWESOME!

Monday, February 28, 2011

Another Donation!

This donation came from The American Fork Fire and Rescue. They donated 4 patches to us to place on the quilts in memory of my father in law who passed away from cancer in November of 2009. Jim was on the fire department (serving at on time as the fire chief), and worked for the city in many capacities for over 40 years. Thank you so much to our friends there.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

The seventh donation

Our 7th donation came today in the mail from Big Swamp Harley Davidson in Opelika, Alabama, and Chattahoochee Harley Davidson in Columbus, Georgia! This T-shirt will be put to GREAT use! What an awesome respose from an email! Thank you so much to our new friends there. Here's a little about them,  Big Swamp H D and Chattahoochee H D are owned by the Cunningham family, and they all take part in thier family business.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

The sixth donation

Our sixth donation came from Destination Harley Davidson in Tacoma, Washington  We recieved 2 t shirts from the today! Here's a little about their business,
A vibrant Harley-Davidson culture…fostered by our Taco Thursday events every sunny Thursday from 5p to 7p and a BBQ every Saturday during the riding season…and great support for lots of great events.
Come check out the most award winning Harley-Davidson dealership anywhere and see how we earn our reputation as the Destination for all things Harley-Davidson. Thank you so much for your generous donation!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The fifth donation

Our fifth donation is HUGE! Todd Godfrey at High Desert Harley Davidson in Meridian, Idaho. Todd has placed our crusade on their business facebook page, and is taking shirt donations at their front counter! They remember Terry from his ride last summer... You can never tell how one small action from you can ripple out to something so awesome! Here is the link to High Desert's web site, . A little about their store....
“We don’t just sell motorcycles… We fulfill dreams.”
Welcome to High Desert Harley-Davidson®. We are the largest dealer of new and pre-owned Harley-Davidson® motorcycles in Idaho, Montana, Utah, Eastern Washington & Oregon!

Thank you Todd!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

The fourth donation

Our fourth donation came from Mark at Red Rock Harley Davidson in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mark generously offered his help with no hesitation what so ever. It's only about a 7 hour ride from our house.... we'd love to stop in and shake his hand! What awesome people we are meeting along the way! find them at     On their website is the following quote:
"You can buy a man's time, you can even buy his physical presence at a given place, but you cannot buy cannot buy cannot buy the devotion of the hearts, minds, or souls. You must earn these." -- Charles Frances  That gives you an idea of the quality of people that work at Red Rock!  Thanks again Mark! We got the shirts today 2/24/2011! You guys are awesome!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Quilt "ingredients"

Today we picked up the fabric for the backs of the quilts, and the batting for them.... Now just waiting for more shirts!

A note from Terry on facebook :)

This Is Absolutely Amazing

by Terry Purdom on Thursday, February 17, 2011 at 6:15pm
I don't know what to say about this, except Mike and Nikki want to help. They live in Utah and followed me on my motorcycle adventure this past summer. The word got to me that Nikki wanted to make a couple of quilts to help me. They saw that I was giving up my health insurance and wanted to help me financially. I called Mike today, I think it was an emotional call for both of us. I told him I would be fine, but would it be okay to use the quilts to raise money for my American Cancer Society's, Relay  For Life Team. He was fine with that and that's what we are going to do. Hope Elevated! This is absolutely amazing!!!!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Best day ever!

Right after leaving Legends Motorcycles today (which was really outstanding), we got a call from Terry himself. Truly an inspiration.... he has a fantastic outlook on life, and hope beyond belief. What an honor to hear straight from him on how he has chosen to view his illness, and strive to make something lasting and so meaningful to others. What motivation! It makes me want to work that much harder to get these quilts made!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The third donation

Our third donation came today from Brent at Golden Spike Harley Davidson in Ogden, Utah. Brent generously offered the shirts we needed, and mail them to us!  Golden Spike Harley-Davidson, is located in beautiful Ogden, Utah. Out here, we prefer Ben Lomond Peak, Mount Ogden, and Strawberry Peak to tall skyscrapers. Instead of traffic jams and crowded freeways we have soaring mountain views and wide open roads under vast blue skies. Thanks so much Brent!!!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The second donation

I started calling all of the Harley dealerships near Salt Lake City asking for donations. Our second donation came from T at Legends Motorcycles in Springville, Utah. Legends offers a unique source for vintage and custom motorcycles. They also have rare, hard-to-find, and aftermarket Harley Davidson and Indian parts. Their show room is AWESOME! If you're ever in Sprigville you really should stop in! It's a once in a life time experience. T told us of some of the other things they are involved in. They take part in a ride for Juvenile Diabetes, Habitat for Humanity, and seeing eye dogs for the blind. Another hero :) Here is a picture of T giving me the shirts for the quilt, and our little one infront of the shop. She says T is "so totally cool" ! We're on our way!!! Thanks T! We're so excited about this now, and all of the generous people we're meeting along the way! Find them at

The first donation

We went to our local Harley dealer looking for other options. Brynn at Timpanogas Harley Davidson in Lindon, Utah started us on our new crusade for quilt "ingredients" by an innocent donation of 2 t-shirts from their dealership. Timpanogos H-D harvested most the materials to construct this dealership from Geneva Steel. This 58,000 square foot 
building is believed to be one of the largest reclaimed or “green” structures in the country.  Over 75% of the materials used to build  this dealership was recycled from Geneva Steel, railroad bridges, and other early Utah industrial buildings dating back as early as the 1870’s.

Now we're on the hunt for t-shirts! By cutting them into squares, we'll have our quilts! Thanks Brynn!!!! Find them at

Quilts for Terry :)

Our idea was to make a quilt to auction off online to raise money for Terry. Our hunt for Harley Davidson fabric was not good.... none of our local stores carry it anymore. As we have gone on, we have decided to make one for the Harley store that he works at in Bedford, Texas, as well. Hopefully they will be able to raise additional money for Terry. In total we'll make 3.... including one for Terry himself. Track our progress!