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Month: June 2014

TeamBretMichaels.com Featured Story

TeamBretMichaels.com Featured Story

With a friend I co-founded a fundraising adventure called Sparkle Network. A very special project lives under the umbrella of Sparkle Network…Operation Little Princess. We give princess parties for young ladies suffering from cancer. We also have them get fitted for a custom made wig and teach them to enhance their natural beauty. We are part of several fundraisers. Detroit Police and Firefighters Fund, Turning Point (Domestic Violence) Toys for Tots, Burn Camp for Kids and raising funds for young ladies to be able to go to their prom.

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TeamBretMichaels.com Feel Good Friday Story

TeamBretMichaels.com Feel Good Friday Story

With all the stories in the news as of late that are of sadness and tragedy, we thought we’d end the week on a high note with an uplifting, positive story of our friend Johnny Kocisko and his mother Linda who brought pizzas to victims and workers affected by recent storms and tornadoes this past week.

Great job Johnny and Linda!

– Team Bret

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Also if you have the means and would like to, please consider donating to the Bret Michaels Life Rocks Foundation by clicking HERE. To the many who have donated, we thank you all very much!

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TeamBretMichaels.com Thanks My Fox Phoenix 10 for helping raise awareness about the folks in Pilger, Nebraska

TeamBretMichaels.com Thanks My Fox Phoenix 10 for helping raise awareness about the folks in Pilger, Nebraska

Team Bret Michaels would like to thank Fox 10 in Phoenix for helping to raise awareness about the good people of Pliger, Nebraska as they re-build after tornadoes destroyed 75% of their town last week. If you have the means to volunteer your time or make a donation to help, please do.

Please click HERE to watch video from yesterday when Bret went to assist with the clean up efforts.

– Team Bret

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TeamBretMichaels.com Story

TeamBretMichaels.com Story

Dear Bret,

First I want to say that myself and my daughter are sooo happy that you are feeling better and pray that you stay that way! I just wanted to write this because although I am not diabetic or have or had cancer, I have lost my mother to breast and bone cancer 29 years ago and my Aunt to diabetic complications 2 years ago, I know what it is to be the caregiver to two people I loved the most in my life ! If only there were the charities and scientific improvements then for cancer, my Mom would still be here! I just wanted to thank you so much for all you do for both causes and your NEVER-ENDING support to those that need you the most! We love you, respect you and admire you for being the most beautiful soul that you are! Looking forward to seeing you soon in New York on July 14th and the 18th!

With All Our Love Always,

Jackie & JoMarie

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TeamBretMichaels.com Story: Kendall & Carly Rock Type 1 Diabetes

TeamBretMichaels.com Story: Kendall & Carly Rock Type 1 Diabetes

Kendall and Carly, both type 1 diabetics. Kendall is rockin’ her new insulin pump and BMB t shirt that Bret autographed for her. The girls are very excited because we just purchased tickets to see the BMB at the Hendricks County Fair on July 12!

Much love,
Tammy and Sara

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TeamBretMichaels.com Story: Family Thanks Bret For Sending Hannah To Diabetes Summer Camp

TeamBretMichaels.com Story: Family Thanks Bret For Sending Hannah To Diabetes Summer Camp

Our daughter Hannah was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes just after her 6th birthday 6-19-08. There have been many ups and downs in the last 5 1/2 yrs. Hannah has been a trooper. She did not like the routine of 5 or more shots per day and wanted to be on the insulin pump. Two weeks before her 7th birthday, she was put on it. She was then later taken off of it (2-13) because of dosing herself causing hypoglycemia. She was having a hard time dealing with some friend issues at school and also a school nurse who just couldn’t “get it” with regards to Hannah’s care. With many classes and new doctors she was put back on the t-slim insulin pump in Sept. 2013.

Hannah loves to attend diabetes camp. She is the only child with diabetes in her school, so camp provides her with a sense of not being alone. She loves going and meeting new friends and not having to explain every low or high. She can just be herself. She loves all of the activities camp has to offer. She has learned in the past two years of camp to put in her own pump sites, give herself shots in her arms, carb count and figure out insulin carb ratios. Camp has made her grow in so many ways. She cries when we pick her up. She doesn’t want to leave her diabetes “family”. She has a few friends that she met at camp that write letters back and forth and is always very excited when she gets a new letter in the mail.

Hannah has not let diabetes slow her down. She has been dancing since age 4. At the age of 6 she joined the competitive team at her studio. She dances 3 days a week, she needs to make sure to have extra carbs with her and make sure she checks her sugar before practices and before going on stage. She has danced at many competitions including the Champs Sports Bowl halftime show in Orlando, FL, and at Universal Studios Orlando. She has gotten on stage and forgot to take her pump off and in the middle of her solo it fell out of her costume. She ran off crying and all upset. Minutes later, she composed herself and got right back out there and did her thing.

Hannah is currently considering joining a clinical trial at Riley Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis. The trial is testing a new way of administering Glucagon. Instead of a shot, the trial is testing the effects, and side effects of a nasal mist. Hannah is very excited about possibly participating in the study because she says she wants to help other diabetics and be a part of something special. She is a “Rock Star”, she is our “Hero”.

We would like to thank, the Bret Michaels Life Rocks Foundation for sponsoring Hannah this year for camp.

Once again, Thank you!
Kris, Eric and Hannah

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Also if you have the means and would like to, please consider donating to the Bret Michaels Life Rocks Foundation by clicking HERE. To the many who have donated, we thank you all very much!

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TeamBretMichaels.com Story: Abby Thanks Bret For Sending Her To Diabetes Camp

TeamBretMichaels.com Story: Abby Thanks Bret For Sending Her To Diabetes Camp

My name is Abby and this past summer I had the privilege of getting to meet you at your concert in Charlotte, North Carolina. I’m fourteen years old and living with the challenges of Type 1 Diabetes and you generously sponsored me to go to the best camp I’ve ever been to in my life. I have never been to diabetes camp until this year and it greatly exceeded my expectations. I cannot wait to go back and see all of my friends that I met there and make new memories this summer. I am beyond blessed to be able to have met you and for you to have paid for my stay at camp. What a wonderful gift that means so much to me. Thank you so much, it means more than you know to me that you sponsored me. I did so many activities with so many other kids who all had diabetes just like me. We could all relate and told all these crazy stories and tried to see who could beat their lowest blood sugar record. It was an amazing experience and one that I will never forget. Throughout that entire summer, my mom had been training for a one-hundred mile mountain bike race in Leadville, Colorado. We were using this race to raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and were able to get many sponsors and generous donors. By the time my mom finished the Leadville Trail 100, we had raised a total of more than eight thousand dollars!!! She rode one-hundred miles in just eleven hours and fifty-six minutes. It was a tremendous accomplishment and made up the entirety of our summer. I started my freshman year of high school this year and I’m almost finished now. I wanted to make sure to send you a HUGE thank you for your gift that has kept on giving. I’m still in contact with all of my camp friends that I met and hope to see them again soon. It has been such a privilege this summer and I definitely plan on going back. Thank you, Bret Michaels and keep rocking on.

– Abby

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Also if you have the means and would like to, please consider donating to the Bret Michaels Life Rocks Foundation by clicking HERE. To the many who have donated, we thank you all very much!

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