Thank you for supporting T1Determined and the ADA
Support Me in Helping Stop Diabetes!
Diabetes is an expensive disease. Even WITH insurance, it costs tens of thousands of dollars to pay for insulin pumps, infuser supplies, and insulin. And insurance is about to get a lot harder to get for this expensive, un-asked-for, un-self-caused pre-existing condition. A CURE WOULD BE SO MUCH BETTER.
Until there's a cure, though, there are #diabadasses. A #diabadass defies the myths about us all being inactive, self-indulgent, and unable of impulse control. A #diabadass is someone who, despite diabetes, persists, endures, and surprises with world with what people with diabetes can do.
Now, more than ever, the ADA's supporting mission of education and advocacy has become VERY, VERY important. PLEASE help show the world that we ARE active, we ARE eating healthy, and... WE'RE STILL DIABETIC.
Here's my fundraising link: http://main.diabetes.org/goto/T1determined, or you can go to tour.diabetes.org and join my team, TEAM RED.
Thanks to previous generous donors, I've met the past challenges of completing a full ironman, a 100-mile run in Kansas in July, running the 223-mile Texas Capital to Coast Relay solo, and setting a record as the first ever solo runner of Relay Iowa, which until recently was the longest relay in the world (now the record is held by a multi-stage run in Europe).
This year is special. On March 24, 2019, I not only completed an 850 miles across Texas despite having to deal with the mind-sucking detail of diabetes management along the way, but I set a "fastest known time" for a run across the state, of 27 days, 8 hours, and 36 minutes, breaking the old record by 2.5 days. By the time Tour de Cure happens, I will be sharing that story as an example of how empowering physical activity can be and how important it is that we in the diabetes community stay connected to each other. I would really appreciate your support.
The only limites on what we can do despite diabetes are those we allow to define us.
In 2020, I plan to set another record as the first person to run solo from Disneyland to Disneyworld. That will take approximately 90-110 days, and sadly, I will miss out on being able to do Tour de Cure. Which is sad, since it has built up my network of supportive friends who have seen me through thick and thin.
Any donation to ADA on my behalf will lift my spirits.
We ALL wish we didn't have diabetes. We most definitely didn't do it to ourselves. Yes, diet helps. Yes, exercise helps. Yes, insulin keeps me from dying. But it's not a cure, and it can literally cost more to stay alive than many people can afford.
Thank you for making a generous contribution to this cause that is so important to me!
Type 1 for 47 years
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