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Old 07-14-2010, 10:44 AM   #1
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Mark "LeDog" Kully to race again !!

It gives me great pleasure to announce that my good friend Mark (leDog) Kully is coming out of a 16 year (forced) retirement to compete once again with the AFM.

Mark has been suffering with the debilitating disease ALS also known as Lou Gehrig Disease but with a lot of strength training and a lot of help and support from friends and businesses in and outside the industry, Mark's making a comeback at Infineon Raceway where the next round of AFM racing will be held (07-31, 08-01).

Besides being a talented artist mark also spends countless hours to help raise money for charitable organizations like Riders for Health, Make a Wish Foundation and the AFM's Air Fence Fund. So please come out and show your support for mark and look for him in the 250 production class riding a 250 Ninja provided by Brian Bartlow. Goooooooooo Mark !!


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Old 07-14-2010, 10:58 AM   #2
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We at Feellikeapro.com are excited to see mark on the track again. Mark has been doing some trackdays with us and his strength is getting better each time. For those that dont know what ALS is, it causes weakness, paralysis usually starting from the lower extremities and works its way up the body over time. Most die within 15 years of being Dx from respiratory paralysis/depression. It is great to see Mark on a bike and riding fast. So come by the feel Like A Pro pits and say hello.
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Old 07-14-2010, 11:07 AM   #3
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Mark was STOKED to complete the NRS again and showed me his certificate. He's damn stoked as we are to be riding with the guy. That guy's a friggin soldier!

Hey Joe, where they hell is Al Sal?
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Old 07-14-2010, 11:12 AM   #4
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Old 07-14-2010, 11:58 AM   #5
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Old 07-14-2010, 11:59 AM   #6
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Awesome! Mark glad to hear of your comeback I'll be watching your race!
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Old 07-14-2010, 03:02 PM   #7
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AWESOME!!!

Not to be a downer, but to add some perspective...

I have some first hand family experience with ALS.
It is truly a devastating disease that often doesn't provide much hope or optimism.

To hear about this warms my heart to see that ALS can be overcome and that individuals with it can still pursue their passion(s).

Mark, If you're back out in Clubman Lightweight...I can't wait to dice it up with ya!
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Old 07-14-2010, 03:44 PM   #8
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Old 07-14-2010, 04:11 PM   #9
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Old 07-14-2010, 09:09 PM   #10
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as a fellow artist I can respect what Mark does with his art especially while combatting ALS. Its amazing what this sport can inspire people to do.

I for one have another reason to go out and watch the 250s buzz around the track.
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Old 07-15-2010, 12:34 AM   #11
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Mark I do not know you yet but I am pumped to see you make it back home to the AFM!!
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Old 07-15-2010, 03:23 AM   #12
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Excellent! I will see you in the CLW Race as well. Congrats on your return.
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Old 07-15-2010, 04:43 AM   #13
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Mark, congratulations! I am humbled by your perseverance, strength and determination, and look forward to seeing you riding on the track. And hopefully with you on the track soon!

Nice intro Joe
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Old 07-15-2010, 08:55 AM   #14
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So happy to see this dream come true for you Mark!

Brian - do you have anymore 250s for that weekend? I'd love to race with Mark for the last round.


Lots of cool people have pitched in to get Mark going again - GoPro just to name one. Very very cool as Mark has given a ton to the AFM!
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