Rex Covington is a concerned father who is on a mission and stopped at the Route 66 Antares Visitor Center for a photo with Giganticus Tuesday.
He's spearheading 'Ride for a Cure' during a multi-state, cross-country road trip to raise money to support diabetes research after his son, Chris, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 2003 and died in a fiery car accident after blacking out while suffering a low blood sugar incident.
"Was there something I could have done to prevent this from happening," Rex asked himself.
He brainstormed numerous scenarios but realized there was nothing he could do to have prevented the death of his son. Rex put practice to theory when he conceived the 'Lone Star Rider' idea in January 2018 after having a dream about riding across the country to raise $90,000 for diabetes research.
Covington has since partnered with the American Diabetes Association to do just that. He's riding his motorcycle and living out of his teardrop camper to gain support and make sure what happened to Chris doesn't happen to someone else.
He's asking a penny per mile from supporters and sponsors and every penny penny goes toward a cure. He rode 20,000 miles in 2018 and is gunning for the same goal this year.
Rex was extremely friendly during his stop. He helped another family take some pics with Giganticus Headicus.
"I love traveling, seeing new places, making new friends," he said in statement on his website. "I invite you to follow along with me while I help in my small way to put an end to this devastating disease."
To become a sponsor, email Covington at [email protected] and follow his adventures at www.patreon.com/LoneStarRider.
You can donate for the cure with his RidingForACure.com ADA link.
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