Chad Brooks, one of Merritt Levitan’s cousins, shares why he is motivated to ride for Merritt and the Merritt’s Way Team this Saturday, September 26 in the Rodman Ride for Kids. 

The fifth in a series of personal interviews, please read and share – and especially anyone who values the lasting bonds of family!

“Why I Ride for Merritt” by Chad Brooks

Why I Ride for Merritt.

This is my second year riding for “Team Merritt’s Way”.  I’m riding to help honor the life of my cousin Merritt who lived an inspiring life even at such a young age.  I also ride to show my support for my first cousin Richard Levitan, Merritt’s father.

I believe that some good must come out of this tragedy, and by riding I am doing my part in increasing  awareness to the dangers of texting and driving.

And for cousins everywhere.

Thank you.

Merritt and Cousins

 Merritt Levitan (3rd girl from the left) with her young Levitan cousins on St. Simons Island, Georgia – Summer 2010

You can help Chad reach his goals by donating to his ride here: Chad Brooks’s Personal Page for Team Merritt’s Way and TextLess Live More . . .

Merritt with Sandi

Merritt with cousin Sandi Altman

Merritt with Quint and Tate

Merritt holding Quint Cheshire with Hunter and Joe Levitan and Tate Cheshire – Austin, Texas

Merritt & Cheshire Cousins copy

Merritt’s Cheshire Cousins at her grandparent’s Ed and Judy Cheshire’s 50 Wedding Anniversary on St. Simons Island, Georgia – March 2013.

From Left: Hunter Levitan, Quint Cheshire, Phillips Cheshire, Joe Levitan, Merritt Levitan, Tate Cheshire.