TeamBretMichaels.com Story: Bret Sends Hailey To Diabetes Summer Camp

Dear Team Bret:

We took Hailey to Camp Needlepoint yesterday, all thanks to you!! This was her first year at camp, and she was SO excited (and a little nervous). She is having a blast in her Windjammers Group, learning to sail and making new friends! I am so grateful to Bret and his team for making this happen! We will send more pics when she returns on Saturday.

Bret, you are an inspiration to all of us. You teach compassion, generosity, kindness, and just a joy for life. Thank you!!

Julie
(Hailey’s mom)

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TeamBretMichaels.com Story: Bret Accepts & Answers ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

I just wanted to a say a awesome person Bret Michaels is. Had the pleasure of meeting him at the Milford Oyster Festival yesterday. He radiates kindness. Such a beautiful soul. I wanted to give him this picture I took of him taking the ice bucket challenge.

Photo: Anne Rickard

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In case you missed it, here is video if Bret accepting and answering the challenge.

- Team Bret

I’ve received a mass amount of supporters challenging me to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. I accept the challenge in honor of my good friend Brett Booge who lost his ALS battle. Thanks to the awesome, record breaking crowd in Connecticut and 99.1 WPLR for joining me in  the fight,  raising awareness and I’m now challenging my good friends Official AJ HawkTroy Polamalu and as soon as the ribs heal Andrew Mccutchen.

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TeamBretMichaels.com Story: Isabella Finds Inspiration In Bret

Isabella made this inspirational poster and gave it to Bret at a recent show.

- Team Bret

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TeamBretMichaels.com Story: Angela Bikes 100 Miles To Fight Diabetes

Diabetes has touched my life in many ways. My mom was diagnosed as a diabetic many years ago and has struggled each day to live a healthy life. She has good days and bad days, but will certainly not give up the fight. I decided to put together a fund raiser for the Bret Michaels Foundation “Life Rocks” In order to support this cause, I have decided to ride my bike 100 miles in one day from my hometown of Milford, CT. This event will occur on July 12, 2014. Bret will be visiting our town in August for the Milford Oyster Festival and I felt this was a great way for us to give back and show our support for this cause.

- Angela

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Bret Michaels’ 1st Ever Interactive Life Rocks Seminar: Life Lessons, Let’s Talk Tickets On Sale Friday Aug. 8th @ 10:00a.m.

FIRST EVER BRET MICHAELS LIFE ROCKS SEMINAR TO TAKE PLACE SEPTEMBER 24, 2014 IN ORLANDO FLORIDA

SEPTEMBER 25 BRET PERFORMS AT HARD ROCK HOTELS VELVET SESSIONS IN SUPPORT OF PINKTOBER BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

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Tickets for Bret Michaels’ Life Rocks Seminar are onsale THIS FRIDAY August 8th at 10:00a.m. and available by clicking http://www.ticketmaster.com/bret-michaelslife-rocks-tour-orlando-florida-09-24-2014/event/22004D04CF8767B5?artistid=1562221&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=1

It has been said that everyone has a story and sometimes all that is needed is a platform to let their inspirational story be heard. That platform is here as multi-platinum selling artist, global entrepreneur and philanthropist Bret Michaels will hold the first ever Life Rocks Seminar at Hard Rock Live in Orlando, Florida on September 24, 2014.

This ground breaking event will see Bret interacting with those seeking invigoration in their lives in an intimate setting listening to your stories, offering guidance and sharing stories of his own. Michaels who has been there, done that and managed to survive it all created the Life Rocks Seminar named after his Life Rocks Foundation, a recognized 501(c)3 charity which he founded that benefits the needs of causes such as diabetes, pediatric and adult forms of cancer, military/troop support and pet charities.

If you missed the chance to be in attendance for Bret Michaels’ Lifeclass with Oprah Winfrey, be sure to secure your tickets today as space will be limited for this very special event.

If you feel like you have hit a brick wall with obstacles in your life, need inspiration or reinvigoration, have a child or yourself diagnosed with diabetes looking for advice on managing, have a question or concern about a financial decision then this is the place to be. Interact with Bret in person in this intimate setting for advice.

Let’s talk about real issues we all face, Bret included who has overcome numerous obstacles and persevered. Whether it’s an illness, wealth, life, love, passion come hear, talk and learn with Bret about how you can turn adversity into opportunity and your passions into profit.

Stay one night longer and see the musician perform on September 25th at the Hard Rock Hotel’s Velvet Sessions which kicks off the properties Pinktober Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

We hope to see you in beautiful Florida this September for this life changing and enduring event of epic proportions.

TeamBretMichaels.com Story: Kirkland Returns From Diabetes Camp, Gives Thanks To Bret

Hello Mr. Edwards,

I just want to send a HUGE THANK YOU to Bret Michaels for sponsoring my son to go to diabetic camp. And a HUGE THANK YOU to you as well for taking care of all the preparations. My son was at camp this past week, picked him up from camp this morning. It was his first time and he LOVED IT. It brought tears of joy when he told me how much he loved it, the enthusiasm he had when talking about it was amazing. He is 14 and going to be a freshman in high school, and this past year has been a struggle for him with having diabetes, there’s days where he just don’t want to deal with it. The camp had speakers that came in and told their stories, and my son said a lot of things opened his eyes. I truly hope so. All in all it was a wonderful experience and I truly Thank Bret Michaels and you again from the bottom of my heart. We are hoping to see Bret in a few weeks when he comes to Columbus for the health and fitness expo. My son told me today I have to Thank Bret Michaels for sponsoring me for camp.

God Bless you both.
Tammy Harris

Photos: My son Kirkland with his camp counselors Matt and Nate.

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TeamBretMichaels.com Story: Tristen’s Story

This is my little boy Tristen. He is 6 years old and has down syndrome. February 2013 Tristen was also diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Because of the diagnose of down syndrome he can not communicate when hes having high or low blood sugar. We constantly poke his little fingers to test him but he always has a smile. We are in the process of getting a diabetic alert dog, his story can be found on facebook “A Guardian for Tristen”. I wouldnt change anything about my little boy he has taught me so much and that God only gives us what we can handle. We need a cure NOW!

- Jenn

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TeamBretMichaels.com Story: Kenden Returns From Diabetes Camp, Gives Thanks To Bret

I would like to thank Bret and the Life Rocks Foundation for sending my son Kenden to Diabetes Camp. Kenden was DX with T1 diabetes 10/29/09. Kenden attends Camp FCYD UTADA in Utah . Every year he has really enjoyed going to camp and meeting other kids and looks forward to the next year when he can see them again. Camp has really helped Kenden to become more proactive and responsible in managing his diabetes. Kenden has already decided that next year he wants to be a camp counselor for the younger children that will attend camp and he will be responsible for helping them check their blood sugars , record there blood sugars ,and watching over them. Throughout the week of camp. It is amazing what a positive impact camp has had on Kenden and so many other children that attend and we want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making it possible for Kenden and so many other children that fight diabetes to have a week where they can just be kids and every child there knows how it feels as you do everyday, and they don’t let it stop them. Thank you once again for your amazing giving soul.

Michelle & Kenden

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TeamBretMichaels.com Story: Luke & Jedi, A Boy & His Dog Fight Diabetes

This is my son Luke and his diabetic alert dog Jedi. Luke was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when he was 2 years old. He has been a hero every day since then. For the last two years I have worked with his trainers at Canine Hope for Diabetics to train him to be his Diabetic Alert Dog. Jedi helps us know when his blood sugars are too high and too low which has saved Luke from countless high and low blood sugars and all the bad feelings that come along with those. He has helped allow Luke to be a kid without having to worry about Type 1. They are truly best friends now and Jedi is with him for every finger prick, every shot, every visit to the hospital. Every day we share our story at http://www.facebook.com/savingluke to help spread awareness about Type 1 diabetes. Luke starts kindergarten in a few weeks, plays soccer, and loves to swim, he doesn’t let anything stop him and his strength and strong spirit remind me everyday how amazing he is and why we need to keep fighting for a cure. Thank you Bret for sharing their picture on your facebook page last year, it has allowed us to reach so many more people and for that we are all very grateful.

Dorrie

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TeamBretMichaels.com Story: Paige Rocks Diabetes Camp

I thought you guys might like to read an update I just wrote on Paige. She is having an AWESOME time, absolutely LOVES camp and is learning to take care of herself. She has learned to paddleboard and also learned fishing! She even kicked the teenagers’ rears, coming in second place at archery. We are so proud of her. Paige dressed up as Professor Snape from Harry Potter and you can see her, all in black, in some of the line dancing pictures. She also made a new best friend, Katie.

Thanks again to Bret Michaels and the Life Rocks Foundation for sending Paige to camp!

Chandra

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