Hope for Children Diabetes Ride
Meeting children with diabetes and their parents (either in person or through social media), made me realize the urgency to get life-saving technology in their hands. The added bonus of this trip has been providing hope and encouragement.
The funds received will be used to create a Foundation to provide technology to children who don't qualify because of insurance, or the out-of-pocket expense is too great for the parents.
When I was diagnosed with Juvenile Diabetes, all the medical experts told me I’d be dead in 20 years and die with horrible complications. But the worst news of all was I would never be able to have kids. This was devastating news in addition to trying to learn how to give myself shots, what few food options that I could eat, while trying to fit as a normal teenager! I had no hope! Well……I have outlived my life expectancy by 20 years, no complications, and two healthy kids. This ride across America is difficult enough, then add the fact that I must have insulin shots daily just to live. But, this grandmother can do it!
The epidemic rise of diabetes must be stopped! The message of this ride is to provide hope and encouragement.
Please donate $40 to help me celebrate my 40th "anniversary” and spread diabetes awareness. Be a part of my journey to bike Bridge to Bridge!