Deepthi Peiris

We all have our own challenges and ways of dealing with hard days. For me, one way is being out on my two wheels. “I could say cycling saved me,”. Physically it’s just a bike, but it can be so much more on the days when you need it most. Bicycles have an amazing ability to heal wounds, both physical and mental. They can repair bodies, minds, and spirits. And I’ve learned the rehabilitative power of these amazing two wheels.

When I heard about CCC Foundation and the ‘1333 Bikeathon’ I felt what better way to be apart to help this cause. The worst part of depression is not the stigma – but the stigma prevents people from addressing it effectively, seeking help. I believe 1333 free telephone counseling service accessible to people of Sri Lanka who needs help is an immense support. This is precisely why i will be attempting to ride the ‘1333 Bikeathon’ in September this year.

Please sponsor me so we can reach our fundraising target to keep the phone lines open at CCCline1333 for those going through crisis, or simply want to talk to someone about their problems. THANK YOU!