My name is Tricia. I have been a fan of Bret Michaels and Poison since they started. In March of 2000 I was diagnosed with type 2 Diabetes. I was having a difficult time coming to terms with everything. In June of 2000 I was lucky enough to meet Bret backstage in Toronto,ON Canada. We got to talking about Diabetes and I told him that I had just recently been diagnosed. He had so many encouraging things to say and told me he would make a deal with me, every time he came to town he wanted to meet and check up with me to see how things were going. And that he wanted me to email him every couple months and let him know how things were going. He kept his word and responded to all my emails and still to this year 2012 I still get to meet him backstage when he comes to town. Bret is truly an inspiration and a wonderful human! Thank you again for everything you have done for me, and the things you do for everyone.