PLEASE SPONSOR
Alexis Nickerson (The Nickersons/Team Harry)
Amount Raised
$5,845.00
Fundraising Goal $5,000.00

My Message

Hi everyone, 

This year year we are once again participating in a virtual cycle for sight and we would love for you to join us. Last year, with your help we raised almost $5000 for vision research, and we can't thank you enough! While donations to Fighting Blindness Canada are much appreciated they are not necessary and all are welcome to participate.Most importnantly we are grateful for your continual support and encouragement. Please read on to learn a little more about our story and thus why we participate in this event. 

A little over two years ago our 12 year old son, Harry (and I) were diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa, a degenerative eye condition. Shorlly after a number of unusual injuries in very familiar environments we began questionning if he had vision loss. It was not long after that that he was diagnosed. One of these injuries occured at his gymnastics club which he had been attending since he was 2 years old. Harry is a competitive gymnast and last year was to compete in his first international gymnastics competition. However like most things was cancelled due to Covid. Harry is also a goalball player, golfer and pianist. He also loves to surf, paddle board and ski. 

The initial months after his diagnosis were devastating as we struggled with accepting that Harry is going blind and probably the most difficult part is that we have no idea how long he will have with the vision he has left. Harry has very little peripheral vision left and is already considered legally blind. One of the most difficult/painful times just after he was diagnosed was seeing the pain he went through late one night when he asked me  "Am I going bliind?" I will never forget that moment.  However, Harry being the positive happy person he is soon after turned this around. He has shown us the way to acceptance. He quite quickly embraced his vision loss, and I have to credit our incredible support system and very positive visually impaired role models for this. Harry has seen positives in his vision loss we never thought anyone would see. He wants to help educate others and help those going through similar challenges to realize they can continue to lead happy, fulfilling lives. 

While we are so grateful for the amazing support of our community and for the wonderful lives we lead we hope that one day there will be a treatment or cure for RP so that Harry can continue doing what he loves including competing in gymnastics and enjoying the beautiful sights life has to offer. This is why on June 19th we are cycling for sight. 

We are all living in an unprecedented time with this pandemic, and we appreciate the challenges your family may be facing right now. If you are in a position where you can make a contribution to our campaign in support of FBC, we would greatly appreciate it.

And if you are unable to give this year, that is ok – it goes without saying that we understand, and we would still appreciate your encouragement.

We sincerely thank you.

Love, 

The Nickersons

Thank you for your consideration to support Canada's leading researchers who are committed to stopping vision loss and restoring sight!

To make a secure online donation using your credit card just click on the donate button on the left-hand side of this page.

Alternatively, if you prefer to sponsor me with a cheque, please include Cycle for Sight and my name in the memo line and send to Cycle for Sight, 890 Yonge Street, 12th Floor, Toronto, ON M4W 3P4 (please do not use a postage paid envelope with a PO Box address on it).

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My Supporters (111)

Ruth Reyno donated an undisclosed amount
Jun 25, 2021 1:17 PM
Cathy Publicover and Family donated $50.00
Jun 18, 2021 4:47 PM
Precious Family donated an undisclosed amount
Jun 18, 2021 4:35 PM
Luke Bardsley donated $50.00
Jun 18, 2021 1:17 PM
McCann donated an undisclosed amount
Jun 17, 2021 8:52 PM
Andy, Juanita, Ben and Jake left a message
Jun 14, 2021 4:51 PM
Have a great ride guys!!!!
Andy Juanita Ben and Jake Broadbent donated an undisclosed amount
Jun 14, 2021 4:51 PM
Ann E Janega donated $25.00
Jun 14, 2021 1:33 PM
Tammy Humphreys donated an undisclosed amount
Jun 13, 2021 11:22 AM
Love, Luke, Maria and Mark left a message
Jun 8, 2021 10:24 PM
Go, go Team Nickersons!
Luke Meaney, Mark and Maria donated $40.00
Jun 8, 2021 10:23 PM
Shawn Gilbert donated $25.00
Jun 8, 2021 3:10 PM
Bonita Kirby donated $75.00
Jun 6, 2021 8:51 PM
Stephanie Rice donated $50.00
Jun 5, 2021 9:19 AM
Barb Doucette donated $100.00
Jun 4, 2021 11:16 AM
May left a message
Jun 3, 2021 6:23 PM
Go Team Nickerson!!
May Armstrong donated an undisclosed amount
Jun 3, 2021 6:19 PM
Jill & Derek donated $50.00
Jun 2, 2021 6:36 PM
Bonita, David, Ethan and Ruby donated $50.00
May 31, 2021 6:47 PM
Laurie and LesAnne donated $75.00
May 30, 2021 8:20 PM
Debbie Arnason left a message
May 30, 2021 8:03 PM
My niece also has Retinitis Pigmentosa and I understand the challenges you both face. I have great hope for ReNeuron's cell therapy and Biogen's gene therapy reaching patients before 2028. Wishing you all the best.
Debbie Arnason donated $50.00
May 30, 2021 7:43 PM
Nikki donated $75.00
May 30, 2021 7:25 PM
39 left a message
May 30, 2021 6:33 PM
We are cheering on the awesome Team Nickerson!
Nancy MacLeod donated $50.00
May 30, 2021 6:31 PM
Sarah Cooper left a message
May 30, 2021 6:26 PM
Good luck Nickerson family!!!
Sarah donated an undisclosed amount
May 30, 2021 6:26 PM
Mary Hood left a message
May 30, 2021 6:07 PM
Best Wishes with your campaign Alexis
Mary Hood donated $50.00
May 30, 2021 6:06 PM
Marie and Colin Oliver donated $200.00
May 30, 2021 12:41 PM
Elissa Barnard left a message
May 30, 2021 10:00 AM
Have a great cycle!
Elissa Barnard donated $50.00
May 30, 2021 9:59 AM
Marg Chisholm donated $110.00
May 30, 2021 7:45 AM
Anne, Roger and Ian Porter donated $50.00
May 29, 2021 4:35 PM
Virginia Frost left a message
May 29, 2021 1:23 PM
Best wishes for the ride and the future
Virginia Frost left a message
May 29, 2021 1:20 PM
Best wishes on your ride and for the future.
VIRGINIA E FROST donated $75.00
May 29, 2021 1:18 PM
Katie Dyke left a message
May 28, 2021 11:51 AM
Go Team Harry!!!!
Danielle Dyke donated an undisclosed amount
May 28, 2021 11:50 AM
Dean Paul left a message
May 27, 2021 8:52 AM
Wishing you the best!
Paul Smith donated an undisclosed amount
May 27, 2021 8:50 AM
Colleen & Willie donated $110.00
May 26, 2021 10:43 PM
Pat Gates left a message
May 26, 2021 7:33 PM
Best of luck Harry and Alexis. Thank you for doing this.
Pat Gates donated $50.00
May 26, 2021 7:31 PM
Nelle donated an undisclosed amount
May 26, 2021 8:31 AM
Ellen Venner-Hiltz donated $25.00
May 23, 2021 10:48 AM
Nancy & Gerard donated an undisclosed amount
May 22, 2021 9:16 AM
Nancy and Phil left a message
May 21, 2021 4:14 PM
We’re proud of you!
Nancy and Phil Newton donated $110.00
May 21, 2021 4:13 PM
Col and Ray left a message
May 20, 2021 11:38 AM
Cheering you on, hope you have a blast! Go team Harry!
Colleen S Clancy donated $75.00
May 20, 2021 11:30 AM
Patricia Clancy left a message
May 19, 2021 7:43 PM
Hi Alexis We wish Harry success in finding a cure and admire your family’S courage. Patsy and Jim
Pat Clancy donated $110.00
May 19, 2021 7:38 PM
Cynthia Louden donated an undisclosed amount
May 18, 2021 9:58 PM
Friends of FBC donated an undisclosed amount
May 17, 2021 4:16 PM
Kathleen Reyno Louden donated an undisclosed amount
May 17, 2021 12:07 PM
Gaétan Lang left a message
May 17, 2021 9:48 AM
Your family is such an inspiration and already becoming a role model for others! Keep shining!
Lang Optometry & Eyewear donated $100.00
May 17, 2021 9:44 AM
Jane Broadbent left a message
May 16, 2021 7:47 PM
I will there on the Trail, on June 19th, to cheer you on. Go Nickersons Go! I am so very proud of you all!
Jane Broadbent donated $150.00
May 16, 2021 7:41 PM
Anna left a message
May 16, 2021 8:07 AM
Best of luck, Harry!
Anna van Delft donated $50.00
May 16, 2021 8:06 AM
Gail Dechman donated $100.00
May 15, 2021 5:30 PM
Peter Parsons left a message
May 15, 2021 2:40 PM
Great job Harry and Alexis! Good luck!
Peter Parsons donated $50.00
May 15, 2021 2:39 PM
Deborah left a message
May 15, 2021 7:23 AM
Awesome job, Alexis and Harry. I hope you reach your goal!
Deb Golberg donated an undisclosed amount
May 15, 2021 7:22 AM
The Kerr’s left a message
May 14, 2021 5:24 PM
Best of luck, go Harry!!!!
The Kerr’s donated an undisclosed amount
May 14, 2021 5:23 PM
Alison donated $25.00
May 14, 2021 5:23 PM
MacLean Family donated $50.00
May 13, 2021 7:52 PM
Morgan family left a message
May 13, 2021 5:14 PM
Go Team Alexis!
Morgan family donated $75.00
May 13, 2021 5:13 PM
Catherine Butler left a message
May 13, 2021 2:20 PM
Go Team Alexis!!!!
Catherine Butler donated $200.00
May 13, 2021 2:19 PM
Heather J. left a message
May 13, 2021 1:38 PM
Wishing you all the best with the fundraiser, and the ride!
Heather Johnson donated $200.00
May 13, 2021 1:33 PM
Carrie and Dave Vroege donated an undisclosed amount
May 13, 2021 1:32 PM
Jane Broadbent (NL.) left a message
May 13, 2021 7:29 AM
Thank you for continuing to share your courage and inspiration with us all. So proud of you, love you!
Linda & Ken left a message
May 13, 2021 7:16 AM
Go Team Alexis!!!!!
Linda Butler & Ken Burgess donated $200.00
May 13, 2021 7:14 AM
The Walkers left a message
May 13, 2021 1:02 AM
Hope you have an awesome ride and good luck with your fundraising! You’re both an inspiration to us all!!
The Walkers donated $50.00
May 13, 2021 1:01 AM
Johane Robitaille left a message
May 12, 2021 1:30 PM
All the best to you all! This is such a worthwhile cause. Thank you for sharing your story and for doing this and so much more!
Johane Robitaille donated $200.00
May 12, 2021 1:29 PM
Bill Black donated $200.00
May 12, 2021 6:59 AM
Jennifer Broadbent left a message
May 12, 2021 6:15 AM
We are so proud of you, Harry, and your beautiful family. You inspire us every day. Xo
The NL Broadbents donated $100.00
May 12, 2021 6:14 AM
Ed Tam left a message
May 12, 2021 3:14 AM
We’ll be joining you from BC! Go team!!
Ed Tam donated $100.00
May 12, 2021 3:10 AM
Wren Bond donated an undisclosed amount
May 11, 2021 10:27 PM
Christy Elliott left a message
May 11, 2021 7:47 PM
We're all Team Harry! Go Nickerson Go!
Christy Elliott donated $25.00
May 11, 2021 7:46 PM
Sandy Seth donated $25.00
May 11, 2021 7:14 PM
Robin donated $20.00
May 11, 2021 6:27 PM
The Hulls donated $50.00
May 11, 2021 6:27 PM
Keri Hardman donated $25.00
May 11, 2021 6:05 PM
Carol Anne left a message
May 11, 2021 5:40 PM
Good luck Alexis.
Carol Anne May donated $25.00
May 11, 2021 5:39 PM
Miriam Franchetto donated $50.00
May 11, 2021 5:35 PM
PHIL & YVONNE donated an undisclosed amount
May 11, 2021 12:52 PM
Phil & Yvonne left a message
May 11, 2021 12:39 PM
Alexis and Harry so proud of you, enjoy your cycle.
Margy left a message
May 10, 2021 7:38 AM
Best of luck Alexis! ?? ?? ??
Margy Withrow donated $100.00
May 10, 2021 7:37 AM
Carter left a message
May 9, 2021 7:02 AM
Good luck Team Harry
Carter Noseworthy donated an undisclosed amount
May 9, 2021 7:01 AM
Jackie left a message
May 8, 2021 8:02 PM
Good luck with it all. Both of you are truly an inspiration!
John & Jackie Hilton donated $100.00
May 8, 2021 8:01 PM
Paul Nickerson —- Proud Papa donated $200.00
May 8, 2021 7:01 PM
Friends of FBC donated $50.00
May 8, 2021 6:54 PM
Alexis Nickerson donated an undisclosed amount
May 8, 2021 6:00 PM