As you can imagine. Cancer is expensive. We were just getting caught up financially from a job loss and then the ups and downs of real estate when Adelaine was diagnosed last year. I missed quite a bit of work last year and my focus was off. My sales have not been where they should be, thus the commission part of my compensation has been lagging. Things are looking up financially finally. I have a new team project I have been assigned to with a large block of our California clients. This is great except for the fact that the majority of the business that I have been dealing with is in the Northeast. “Unofficially” my hours are 8:15am-8:15pm due to the business hours across the country. Most days I am one of the first in my dept to arrive and most days the last to leave.
We have had some ups and downs with our mortgage and we actually put our home on the market recently. In discussions with our mortgage company last week, we worked out a plan to get us back to square 1. The biggest hurdle has been a large lump sum upfront to show an act of good faith from us. We told the bank, “Sure we can do that, send us the paperwork.” Then we started praying something like this, “Oh God Dear God … you have brought us this far, we have not missed a meal, just please keep on blessing us, and provide a way for us to stay in our house.”
We have been working feverishly to raise the money in the time frame given by the bank (OK it has been all Angela, what am I supposed to do? I’m working 10-12 hours a day, plus she is Super Model beautiful and I am … well anyways). Today we received a complete surprise in the mail. At 1:29 pm Angela called me and told me we got a check today! Wow, how did we do that? Your cousin Lisa sent it!?!???? Lisa’s husband and oldest son rode in a charity motocross event, and Adelaine was the charity! Evidently, the Baracskai family in Ohio has been hanging out at our website since Christmas, and instead of leaving a comment or signing the guestbook, they did a charity ride for Adelaine. We still have more to raise, but this is an unbelievable, out of left field unexpected blessing to start with.
Lisa’s husband Tom Baracskai served our country bravely for years as an Army MP. They have been stationed all over the world and are now back home in Ohio. Tom is now a Police Officer in Elyria Oh and the members of the motocross team are all affiliated in some way to law enforcement. Here is a link to the team Hot Pursuit MX and alink to the Charity Ride they did for Adelaine. Spencer is number 18. Watch him fly through the air. Watch out X-Games, Spencer is kickin butt out there.
Tom & Lisa Baracskai have 5 children: Kaylee, Spencer, Riley, Grace and Faith. Lisa is my Uncle Larry and Aunt Linda’s oldest daughter. Now that I am am older, have a bit of a belly, combined with an extremely short haircut, I look like my dad and his brothers Larry and Bob. Sorry guys, but I am going on a diet. I don’t need to look just like guys in their late 50’s early sixties.
Thank you Hot Pursuit MX. TEAM RIDERS
Spencer Baracskai rides in Schoolboy, 125C, and 2stroke on an RM125 #018
Larry Covey Larry is our only quad rider at the moment, and rides in the SR Quad class.
Jack Babet rides KTM 65 Beginner 65 and Jr. Mini #11
Mike Babet – Mike will be riding an RMZ450 this year in the +30C and +40 classes. #11
Tom Baracskai – Tom will ride under #018 on a KTM 200SX, and will ride in the +30C and maybe a +40 class.
Joel Eckstine – Joel rides +30B and various other B classes.
Jerry Coffee – Jerry rides a Yamaha in the +30C classes and sports 809 as his riding number.
You have NO idea what this means to us.