Our daughter Rachel has been a diabetic for 25 years now and unfortunately, it has taken a toll on her body. She is blind, in kidney failure, on dialysis and lost half of her left leg due to this horrible disease. Last summer, Rachel had the honor and privilege to meet Bret and Patrick at his concert and had the time of her life. Not to long ago, Rachel was in the hospital and received a very special call from Bret and Patrick. They gave her so much hope and inspiration while in the hospital. When the nurse came in Rachel told her, I just talked to Bret Michaels and she just laughed at Rachel. She was very upset about that (she didn’t believe Rachel) Rachel then said.. It’s ok. I don’t care if she believes me or not.
Bret and Patrick always keep in touch with Rachel to see how she is doing. Both of them are very special to our family. We cant thank Bret enough for all that he does for JDRF and ADA. It gives so many people so much hope for a better future and Rachel say’s she doesn’t feel so alone, when dealing with this disease. Rachel is always saying ” Bret’s got my back ” and we will find a cure one day. God bless you Bret and Patrick for being such special friends to Rachel.
Barb and Rachel