Why do I Ride?
I ride in the JDRF Ride to Cure because on January 22, 2011 Hannah was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. I started riding to help raise funds for research so that hopefully one day Hannah can say she had Diabetes. But now, as I am training for my 4th ride, I am riding for so many other Type 1 Diabetics.
I ride for Jack, who is 86 years old and has had Type 1 for more than 40 years. He participates in the Ride to Cure also.
I ride for Mathew, the son of 2 of the most amazing parents that I have met while training for my ride. They have raised so much money and have taught me so much.
I ride for Dick. Dick has had diabetes since he was 12. He rides also. He has shown many diabetics how to ride successfully, including Hannah.
I ride for Sam. Sam is an incredible rider. He trains with us and is always so encouraging especially when going up hill. Sam is getting ready to go to college.
I ride for Mallory. She is 7. Hannah and I met her and her parents at the Nashville Ride. A few days ago I saw a post on Facebook by Mallory's mom that mentioned that Mallory got to go on her first sleepover. Mallory's mom spent the night in the guest room at the sleep over so she could check her blood sugar in the middle of the night like she does at home.
I ride for Jack, the son of a friend's friend, who was diagnosed at 5 around the same time as Hannah.
i ride for John. He was diagnosed this past January. He is 14 and his Grandma has Type1. I ride for his mom because this is just as hard on her as it is on him.
Type 1 diabetes doesn't discriminate.
I hope you will donate to my Ride to Cure so that JDRF can continue its research to help improve the management of Type 1 diabetes while working on finding a cure for Type 1 Diabetes.
Turning Type One into Type None.
Thanks so much.
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Mrs. Petra Vester