I will be coaching and mentoring my Northwest JDRF Ride teammates on the 2014 Ride to Cure diabetes. I ride because of my friends and family who are living with diabetes every minute of every day. Yes I’m passionate about finding a cure to T1, the JDRF organization, healthy living, cycling and introducing new riders to the sport, coaching/teaching/helping others, community service and lots of good reasons, but when the chips are down my JDRF Ride friends would go to any length to help out and vice-versa. You know that old saying “come hell or high water”… how many times have you literally tested that saying? We have, from (hot as hell) Death Valley to (biblical flood) Tucson AZ we have been tested and I can assure you, we have overcome adversity together. We have each other’s backs.
Let me tell you a short story to illustrate. 11 years ago I was walking down the stairs at work, a gentleman was walking up them, he glanced at my pump, up to me and stopped me. He said his son had just gotten a pump like mine and struck up a conversation and within 2-3 minutes we were best friends and I had my first NW JDRF Ride to Cure teammate. He shared with me a comment from his young: “when I was diagnosed with T1, my childhood ended”. You don’t say something like that to a stranger, you share that with a friend. I rode for his son the next year, I have ridden for Bess and Katie and Sean, my fellow T1 riders, my family and families diagnosed with T1, and they rode for me… because it’s personal.
In our JDRF NW Ride group, we share our stories, our triumphs, our struggles, we support each other, we laugh, we cry, we ride together to cure diabetes… and it’s personal. Thank you for your support and contribution to the JDRF so we can cure diabetes and turn Type One into type None !
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Mr. David K Nestvold