Welcome to My Tour de Cure Web Page!
As many of you know my daughter, Alexandra, was diagnosed with Type I Diabetes (T1D) on 3/16/14 and at that time we could never have anticipated the physical and emotional challenges our family would face. Navigating the various life changes as a result of T1D is difficult for any individual, but especially for a child. Alexandra regularly experiences ups and downs and struggles with the loss of control she once had, however, she is a strong and determined girl who will not let anything stop her.
If you recall, I have participated in the Tour-de-Cure for a diabetes the last four years and it was a great success thanks to kind, thoughtful, generous people like you. I am once again asking for your support as I am riding in the century ride (108 miles). I have committed to ride in the American Diabetes Association Tour de Cure which will be held May 2017 in Reston Virginia.
Each year I focus on the commitment I made to my when she was diagnosed in 2014 to do anything I could to help raise money and awareness; if she can live with T1D daily and muscle through the challenges such brings, I can ride 108 miles.
A note from Alexandra
Hi, Living with my disease has been hard but I am fighting every day to live a happy and normal life. I am proud that my Daddy is riding his bike again for me and hope you can help us raise money for other people like me.
Let me tell you what life with T1D is like. Because of T1D, my pancreas doesn't produce insulin, which everybody needs to digest the food we eat. I have to test my blood sugar several times a day by pricking my finger and then giving myself insulin to stay healthy. Having T1D means my family and I have to pay careful attention to my diet, exercise, sleep, and a lot of other things to keep a balance between blood sugar lows and highs.
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