Hope for Children Diabetes Ride

$3,225 of $40,000 goal

Raised by 27 people in 21 months
Hi, my name is Tracy Herbert. To celebrate my 40th year living successfully with Type 1 Diabetes, I am riding my bicycle from San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge to the New York City Brooklyn Bridge! My journey began June 13th, 2017 and is finishing on September 13th, 2017. While this ride started to celebrate outliving my life expectancy, and thriving in spite of this difficult disease, it quickly changed to be a ride for the children. 

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!
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As of August 17th I have already ridden 2, 300 miles and will soon be in Chicago. It has been a fantastic ride and you can watch daily updates on my Facebook page: Tracy Herbert Diabetes Ride
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$3,225 of $40,000 goal

Raised by 27 people in 21 months
Created March 12, 2017
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JD
$50
Jean Ann Dolan
15 months ago

Hi, I am Janet Carroll's sister and work with Sammie! Your ride, your work, and your will are amazing. I wish you a grand finish!

TG
$75
Trishawna Gailes
15 months ago

Keep going! Almost there!!

BS
$50
Brad Stevens
15 months ago

Go Tracy Go You Rock Star..... Tell me when Jackie can be contacted....

$40
Bev Mauch
15 months ago

Thank You, Tracy, for your BikeRide Across America for Diabetes from the Mauch & Beeson Families: Husband David Type 2 Son David T1D (30 years) GrandDaughter Kenzie T1D (5 years)

FM
$10
Fergie Meek
15 months ago
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I have had T1D for 43 years and still commute 35 miles every day so I know how hard it can be - you're doing great, keep it up!

JS
$50
Janeece St.John
15 months ago

Happy Birthday - be safe- Love you!

DD
$25
Dianne Daugherty
16 months ago

You're doin' great. Keep it up!

EB
$40
Eileen Bennett
16 months ago

Way to go, Tracy!

SB
$80
Samantha Bennett
16 months ago

Happy Birthday, Mom! Happy Birthday, Grandma! We love you! Sammie & Pretty

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