The first few days were hard as we learned how to manage my diabetes but I am lucky to have the support of a really great family. :) My mom says I have a great sense of humor about it, too, which really helps..
Before my diagnosis, I did not know anything about diabetes. I think a lot of people feel the same. I'm hoping to not only raise money towards this cause, but also to raise awareness. I am committed to ride and raise money in this inspirational event not only because 29 million people in the United States have diabetes, but because I am one of them, and I want to do something about it. Won't you help me start a chain reaction?
Chances are, you also know someone who has been affected by diabetes and you already know how important it is to stop this disease. By making a donation on my behalf or by joining my team, you will be helping the Association provide community-based education programs, protect the rights of people with diabetes and fund critical research for a cure.
With your help, we will fight for a future where a parent does not have to hear that their child has diabetes. A future where an adult does not have to face the uncertain times ahead after receiving a diabetes diagnosis. A future where you and I will know that we had a part in making this possible.
I truly appreciate your support. Together we can Stop Diabetes!