Dear Friends and Family,
On October 28th, 2012, I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. At first, I thought that this meant that I wouldn't be able to participate in sports or some of the other outdoor activities that I enjoy to do. After learning about diabetes, I found out that I was wrong. Fortunately I have been able to continue my activities such as football and baseball just as I had before. This was only a hick up in my life journey. I have been surrounded by great support though friends, family and all the nurses. Together we have been through it all. From the first days in the hospital, to sitting though instructional classes informing me on my new way of life. Without all of the support my friends and family, this journey would have been much harder.
I helped lead the football team to the 4A title game this fall and I hope to participate in baseball this spring. Having Type 1 Diabetes does not mean that I have to stop the things I love. I recently received my insulin pump. Though I still have to count carbs, the pump has given me even more confidence to do the things I use to do and eat like before and make life a lot easier. The amount of research that is being done on diabetes is incredible. They believe that they are close to having a cure. It isn't a matter of if there will ever be a cure; it is when there will be a cure.
I hope you will join my team. Every donation will help them get closer to that day when there is a cure. I would love to have you come and walk with me, but if you can't walk and just want to donate and join my team, that would be great. Thank you for your support it does not just affect me, but the 25.8 million people in the United States that have been diagnosed with diabetes.
Thank you for your support!
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