Welcome to my Personal Page
Welcome to my fundraising page!
I am asking you to support me in the Tour de Cure® because finding a cure for diabetes means so much to me.
I joined the Tour de Cure because today alone over 4,100 people will be diagnosed and because more than 30 million adults and children in the United States are living with this terrible disease.
Help Me Reach My Goal!
When you donate:
- You spread awareness of the devastating effects of diabetes.
- You advocate for a child discriminated against in school because of diabetes.
- You fund life-saving research.
- You provide access to community programs and free resources that help those living with diabetes
By participating in the Tour de Cure, I hope to inspire others to join me and raise money.
Diabetes has been a 20+ year struggle for me personally. I ignored it hoping it would go away. In 2016 my A1C # was over 11 and my doctor quit me. She said, "you need to find a new doctor because you won't listen to me. YOU are killing yourself and I won't watch you die". WOW, I didn't know a doctor could fire me, but she did. She left the room and did not allow me to book any other appointments. While that may seem harsh, after 20 years of ignoring her directions it was the tough truth that I needed. I didn't realize that the way I was feeling was directly related to that high A1C # I just thought I was older and heavier so of course I didn't feel good. That doctor probably saved my life that day. She pushed me to find a new doctor and I also found many resources and tools through the American Diabetes Associations website. I took the diabetic classes. For 2 years I worked hard on getting my health back. I'm happy to report that by losing weight and exercising my A1C is 5.2 and has remained at 5.2 for the last year and I'm very blessed for my new healthy life.
I'm very passionate about the ADA and bringing awareness to diabetes so that no one ignores it like I did. I risked my life because I like sugary food. I hope you'll join our Tour de Cure team to bring awareness to diabetes and raise funds so that the ADA can send more kids to camp.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to me.
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