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2018 Tour de Cure: Chicagoland

Our little Red Rider
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This is the year that it finally happened.  Tyler has had diabetes longer than he didn't have diabetes.  Shortly after his 4th birthday, he was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes, on fricken Christmas Eve.  He was 1,503 days old.  It's been more than 1,500 days since he was diagnosed and his memory of life without diabetes has nearly faded.  

For those of you that know Tyler, you know Diabetes doesn't slow him down much.  As proud parents, we often share his successes with everyone we know.  As diabetes advocates, we also tell the stories of adversity.  Time spent in the nurses office with either high or low blood sugars.  Time spent in the nurses office because his insulin pump isn't working.  Time spent in the nurses office because diabetes technology isn't working quite right.  Despite these challenges, Tyler's grades and test scores are amazing.  

I want to be clear, Diabetes Sucks.  But Tyler owns it like a champ.  You'll see my facebook posts throughout the year as he does something amazing.  Diabetes makes things tougher; school, sports, play dates, sleepovers, meeting new friends.  It literally makes everything tougher, especially Tyler.  He's the toughest kid I know.  Please support his effort to improve lives for people with diabetes. 

  • You can help by joining us for the Tour on June 10th.
  • You can help by donating directly to the ADA on behalf of one of our team members.
  • You can help by participating in our golf outing at Mount Prospect Golf Club on May 20th.
  • You can help by donating prizes for our golf outing.
  • You can help by learning more about diabetes.




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Amount Raised: $4,120.00

Goal: $7,500.00

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