Thomas Drayton is on a mission of hope. He’s planning to ride his bike across the country, state by state, raising money for thyroid cancer patients.
It’s wheels up for Thomas Drayton.
“Getting on the bike is my happy place,” he smiles. “Be out in the trees and away from cars and traffic. It really gives me some peace of mind.”
Drayton, 51, from Burnsville is on a mission of hope.
“He wants to create meaning in his world, and he wants to educate people,” his wife Gretchen says. “That cancer can be detected at stage 1 or 2, and it doesn’t have to be stage 4.”
On Sept. 11, 2020, Drayton was diagnosed with a rare form of thyroid cancer after a long-delayed physical checkup urged by his wife, a nurse practitioner.