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TeamBretMichaels.com Story: A Mother’s Strength For Daughter’s Diabetes Fight

TeamBretMichaels.com Story: A Mother’s Strength For Daughter’s Diabetes Fight

My daughter Chloe who was 7 years old at the time she was diagnosed with T1 on 11-10-2013. It was the worst day of my life. That weekend Chloe seemed like she was getting the flu, unfortunately we ended up in the ER Sunday morning with her BG being over 700. The ER doc told us he couldn’t do anymore that she needed to get to a children’s hospital, so away we went to U of M Children’s Mott’s hospital in Ann Arbor, MI. 

That morning I almost lost my daughter to a diabetic coma. She was admitted & spent the first 24 hours in NICU pediatric diabetic ward. Finally she was moved to the pediatric diabetic floor for another 3 days before she was able to go home. My heart broke for my daughter on our 1st day home. As I was taking her sugar & getting ready to give her a shot for dinner, she turned to me & asked “when can I stop getting poked & shots?”, it just about broke my heart to tell her that she has to do that for life. She also asked “why did she get diabetes?”, I told her “God thought she was strong & brave and can handle what comes her way.”

It has now been 2-1/2 years and she finally graduated to an insulin pump. We go for her 6 week checkup on the 20th. 

Chloe is healthy & thriving. 

Thanks for letting me tell or story. – Christine

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TeamBretMichaels.com Feature: Jonathan Thanks Bret For Diabetes Summer Camp!

TeamBretMichaels.com Feature: Jonathan Thanks Bret For Diabetes Summer Camp!

Jonathan sends a huge thank you to Bret as he gets ready for diabetes summer camp! Have a great time Jonathan, we can’t wait to see all the great photos and read the awesome stories! – Team Bret

Do you have a story of giving back, supporting charities, overcoming obstacles, a story of strength, inspiration through music to battle through setbacks or illness? We’d like to hear and share your story and photos.

Simply visit TeamBretMichaels.com, read other great stories and submit your own!

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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