Welcome to My Tour de Cure Web Page!
6 weeks after my 4th birthday, I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes.....on Christmas Eve. I was hospitalized for several days while my parents learned to prick my finger, measure everything I eat, and give insulin shots to a strong, unwilling, determined little boy.
I've been doing this for 5 years now and have poked my fingers more than 14,000 times. I'm a tough kid and my parents do everything possible so I feel good and can enjoy being a kid. I've played baseball, soccer, football, basketball, started a new school, and met new friends. I show new friends my glucose sensor and insulin pump, but I do get tired of all the questions when all I want is to have a snack.
I'm managing my disease, but desperately want a cure. Please consider joining my Tour de Cure team and fundraising for the American Diabetes Association. If you can't join us, please consider making a donation of any size. I'm striving to be a Champion to Stop Diabetes again this year by raising $1,000.
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