A very long bike ride for charity

Bill Catlett plans to bicycle from Chicago to Rancho Cucamonga on Route 66 to raise money for disadvantaged children. Catlett, a merchant marine captain and ordained minister, made a similar 2,000-mile trip last year, from Santa Monica to St. Louis, Missouri. He’s hoping to raise $25,000 for his next ride.

To help support Captain Bill, e-mail him at No1divemaster@aol.com

Brave little girl

After being diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor, Sedona Wright, 5, went through 15 surgeries, radiation, and chemotherapy that left her blistered and weakened. She can’t use her right arm. Still, she’s shown spirit, courage and grace in light of the difficulties.

Thanks to Jennifer Wright for inviting me into the family’s home in Rancho Cucamonga. This short documentary was shot on Sedona’s fifth birthday.

To help, visit www.helpsedona.com