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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ENTERTAINMENT ICON BRET MICHAELS BRINGS PROMISED TORNADO RELIEF CONCERT TO THE DEVENT CENTER IN NORFOLK NEBRASKA ON SUNDAY AUGUST 24TH.

ENTERTAINMENT ICON BRET MICHAELS BRINGS PROMISED TORNADO RELIEF CONCERT TO THE DEVENT CENTER IN NORFOLK NEBRASKA ON SUNDAY AUGUST 24TH.

IT’S TIME TO ROCK AND SHOW SUPPORT, COME ON OUT FOR ROCK N’ RELIEF

TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW @ ETIX BY CLICKING HERE

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On a rare day off during his sold out 2014 tour, Michaels, NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice, winner during its highest rated season, brought his busses, band and crew to Pilger Nebraska to physically assist in the clean-up efforts in the wake of the destruction caused by the twin EF4 tornadoes that destroyed Pilger and several surrounding towns on June 16th 2014. Michaels along with his band and crew wasted no time jumping in with the community to move and clean up debris, Bret a life-long diabetic also took time to meet and talk with many of the residents and speak to the media with the intention of spreading awareness and encourage others to pitch in.

Prompted by the affects that the tragedy had on his sisters who live in the area, one which served at Offutt Air Force Base, Bret an avid philanthropist whose LIFE ROCKS foundation is instrumental in donating to Diabetes, Cancer, Veterans and Pets and many other charitable causes, was so affected by what he’d seen during his stop in Pilger on June 23rd, that he decided instantly to put on a mega concert in the area in hopes of raising thousands of dollars to aid in the relief of the devastation caused by June 16th 2014’s twin tornados.

Music Legend Bret Michaels now lives up to his promise and invites everyone to participate in rebuilding what has been lost, by attending this spectacular event on Sunday Aug 24th at the Devent Center in Norfolk Nebraska. Michaels will be bringing a huge stage show and performing all the Poison hits as well as his solo hits and music from his number one rated TV shows, including his new single A Beautiful Soul, which has over 4 million unique you tube views and debuted at number 2 in the new music charts earlier this year. Tickets are on sale now and are available through ETix (https://www.etix.com/ticket/servlet/s/38106727). Come help make a difference.

For more information visit www.bretmichaels.com

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TeamBretMichaels.com Story: Sean & Fielder The Diabetes Super Dog

My husband has had T1D since age 4. In 2010, my then 6 year old son was diagnosed with T1D while at Disney World. We have become a very active family in the fight for a cure and awareness of T1D. One year ago, we got a Diabetic Alert Dog. She has been an amazing tool in handling their diabetes. She can tell us that their sugars are dropping before the meters recognize it. Since getting her we have become active in the Diabetic Alert Dog community and helping to fundraise for other kids who are trying to get a DAD. Sean, my son, wrote a book called Fielder the Super Dog and the proceeds are used to help other kids get their DADs. We took it a step further and organized a virtual walk (Sniffing Out Sugar Run/Walk 2014) to raise funds for other kids. We love that Fielder helps us manage Sean’s diabetes well and gives him a lot more freedom to play all the sports he loves to do (baseball is his favorite). Before Fielder it was a constant worry during sports because his sugars drop so fast and then spike with glucose. Last week Sean was at an all day baseball tournament and never went below 100 or above 200 thanks to Fielder’s help. Check out our Facebook page called Fielder the Super Dog.

Lisa

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TeamBretMichaels.com Story: Lane Returns From Diabetes Summer Camp

Bret, Patrick, and The Life Rocks Foundation,

Lane has returned from his very first year at diabetes camp and it is all thanks to you. Lane really liked the swim party, fishing, and the rock wall. Most of all he can not stop talking about all the new friends that are just like him. With Lane being 8 years old and he was diagnosed at 5 years old he has often struggled with the I am the only one and I am not normal feelings. His visit to camp gave him that I am normal feeling as there was no one there that stopped to stare when he was checking blood sugars and doing site changes for his pump because everyone there was doing the same. Lane can not wait to go back next year to continue to build friendships with kids who are just like him. Lane’s most unfavorite thing at camp was he had to try new foods, he is a very picky eater and camp rules are you have to try 2 bites of the main meal before you could have a peanut butter jelly sandwich, which he would live off of he could. We are forever great full for your sponsorship in sending him to this camp.

Thank you again for all that you do for these kids,

Lane and family

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TeamBretMichaels.com Story: Sabrina Turns Diabetes Into A Positive

Dear Bret,

My name is Sabrina. I’m type 1 diabetic. I was diagnosed five years ago at age 8. Now that I am 13 I want to give back and help out. I started my own foundation and I raise money for anyone in need. I raised funds to support the diabetic summer camp I go to and money to help a family in Pilger (I even went several days and helped with the clean up and donate supplies). People like yourself have been a great inspiration to me. I hope one day to meet you. Thanks for all you do.

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TeamBretMichaels.com Story: Justine & Bret Helping Rebuild Pilger, Nebraska Following Tornadoes

Me & Bret Michaels lending a helping hand from the destruction of the Pilger Nebraska tornado. Seeing pictures was one thing, but to actually be there helping and seeing the tragedy was a whole different experience.

- Justina

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TeamBretMichaels.com Story: Denise Finds Inspiration In Bret

This was my 6th time meeting Bret! As a Breast Cancer Survivor (2011), Bret’s music and awesomeness has gotten me through my darkest days and nights. Thank you for inspiration. Can’t wait to see and meet you a hundred more times.

- Denise

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TeamBretMichaels.com Story: Ellie Gets Ready For Diabetes Camp

Ellie is off to camp this week at Camp Granada! We can’t thank Bret Michaels enough for sending her to diabetes camp!

Amy

P.S. I didn’t have heart to tell her after she took time on this poster,
that she forgot the ‘A’ in Michaels, lol.

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TeamBretMichaels.com Story: Lane Attends Diabetes Summer Camp For The 1st Time!

Bret, Patrick and the Life Rocks Foundation,

My son Lane was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 08-2011. I had requested that his doctor order the lab work because he was showing many signs of this disease as I knew of the because my younger sister is a type 1. As soon as the blood work came back we were off to Riley’s Children Hospital in Indianapolis. Lane had only went to his first two days of kindergarten before being admitted to the hospital. I knew all about camp and knew he could not got until he was 8 years old. However his dad had been injured at work and we were having a hard time keeping up with everything let alone paying for camp. I have always loved Bret’s music and the charity work he does so I found the link to apply. With in just a few short hours Patrick called accepting the application. At that point all my son wanted was to see Bret and shake his hand I bought tickets to the July 12 2014 show in Danville, IN and with the help of people around us and Lane’s poster we made he got close to the stage and shook Bret’s hand!! This means more to all of us than you will ever know as Lane has been struggling with feeling like he is “the only one” with the issues he has and camp will show him he is not alone. More to come after camp I am sure he will have lots to talk about after just this first year!

Again thank you from the bottoms of our hearts for sending Lane to camp Bret!

Samantha, Timmy and Lane

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