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SYSK: Kathy Postel honors husband with "Trick's Ride"

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In February 2010, 51-year-old Richard Postel lost his battle with cancer.

"He had small cell carcinoma. It's a lung cancer. He got the worse of the worst. They gave him six months. We got a year," said wife Kathy Postel.

In June 2010, Kathy Postel and the rest of Richard's family organized Trick's Ride.

Trick is a version of a nickname started when Richard was a semi driver and he loved to cruise.

"His love was his wheels. His vehicles," said Kathy Postel.

This year's cruise was Saturday, June 23rd in Independence.

Kathy Postel and her three sons led the cruise in her husband's cars. The goal of the cruise is to raise money to buy gas cards for families driving for medical treatments.

"In the year Richard went, we put on 10, 333 miles just for a year. We started in Waterloo and then chose to go to Iowa City," said Kathy Postel.

There's no fee to participate in Trick's Ride, it's all free-will donation.

So far, more than 100 families have received gas cards to help with travel expenses.

"When all was said and done, me and the boys decided this is what we'd do for someone else," said Postel.

Kathy said Richard wouldn't want the attention, but he'd be happy to help someone else. She stresses she doesn't do this alone, but Kathy is a big reason so many people show up each year.

"I don't know how she does it. She's a lot stronger than I would be if I was in her shoes," said nephew Eric Postel.

Hopefully the ride can give another family a fighting chance.

"Keep fighting. Never give up," said Kathy Postel.

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