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Bret Michaels’ Life Rocks Foundation Collaborates With Team Carly Rocks Sending 15 Children To Diabetes Summer Camp

Bret Michaels’ Life Rocks Foundation Collaborates With Team Carly Rocks Sending 15 Children To Diabetes Summer Camp

On special occasions Bret Michaels’ Life Foundation collaborates with other charitable organizations to benefit individuals, families and causes. While backstage at a recent tour stop Mitch and Carly, a father and daughter diabetic pair met fellow diabetic Bret Michaels. Bret and Mitch discussed bringing their foundations together for this instance which resulted in funding to send 15 children to diabetes summer camp at Camp Ho Mita Koda located in Ohio.

As a lifelong Type 1 juvenile diabetic since the age of 6, Bret formed his Life Rocks Foundation out of necessity and a desire to give back to children and communities. In addition, Bret’s Life Rocks Foundation also works with organizations benefiting veterans, St. Jude Children’s Hospital and many others with instant impact and real results rather than taking a knee. Bret is about really doing something about it.

Each year Bret sends children to diabetes summer camp which focuses on learning how to manage diabetes while having fun and developing new friendships. Bret remains a focal point in helping to raise diabetes awareness. “Diabetes is the reason I fought so hard to win Celebrity Apprentice” said Michaels referencing his victory on the highest rated season of the show’s existence. “Collaborating Life Rocks with Team Carly Rocks to send 15 children to camp is an awesome day.”

In addition, Michaels works closely with the American Diabetes Association and JDRF having served as keynote speaker at numerous gala events which helped to raise millions of dollars for the cause.

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 Feature: Jenson & Family Thank Bret For Diabetes Summer Camp Sponsorship

TeamBretMichaels.com Feature: Jenson & Family Thank Bret For Diabetes Summer Camp Sponsorship

Jenson is just days away from attending Camp Planet D in Missouri. Jenson was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at 18 months and is now 12 years old. Thanks to Bret Michaels, Jenson will be rocking his way into camp as one thankful kid! Team Bret, we can’t thank you all enough for the opportunity! See you soon in K.C.!

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Family Thanks Bret Michaels For Sending Their Son, Kyle To Diabetes Summer Camp.

Family Thanks Bret Michaels For Sending Their Son, Kyle To Diabetes Summer Camp.

My story of meeting Bret Michaels is a bit of an emotional one. I begin to write this with my son’s freshly autographed JDRF bandana next to my right hand, and a Kleenex next to my left hand because the last 24 hours have been unbelievable for our family!

On May 15th, 2015, our son, Kyle, was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. It was the worst day of my entire life. My husband was working out of town and I was at home (eight months pregnant) with our three children. When our pediatrician came back in with the urinalysis results and told us he was arranging for us to be immediately transported to TC Thompson Children’s Hospital, I thought I was going to lose my son. Thankfully, we received wonderful care in the hospital and my son made a recovery from the horrible shape he was in at the time.

We began researching Type 1 Diabetes and learned that several celebrities live with this disease. One of course being….THE AMAZING BRET MICHAELS!! We kept telling Kyle, “Hey, look at this awesome rock star! He has Type 1 Diabetes like you do and he has done so many awesome things in his life!”

When I found out that Bret was coming to our hometown of Chattanooga, Tennessee, I knew I had to at least try to see if I could arrange for Kyle to meet him. I figured it was a long shot at best and nothing would ever come of it. Much to my surprise, I received a response almost instantly that we could absolutely meet Bret! This news came on Kyle’s 9th birthday, so we announced to him at his birthday dinner that he was going to meet Bret Michaels. He didn’t believe us at first, which was okay because I was having a hard time believing it myself.

Last night…IT HAPPENED! Mark took our son up to meet Bret. Even though I was right behind Kyle, I couldn’t hear what Bret was telling him. When my husband and I joined in, Bret told us that he was sending Kyle to diabetes camp!! I guess we must have had a deer in the headlights look about us, because he had to repeat it! I don’t think you can put into words what we were feeling at this moment.

This was not just a meet and greet for our family…. It was truly a life changing moment! Bret’s kind words of encouragement to Kyle, as well as his generosity shows just how wonderful of a man he really is! I know we must have been monopolizing his time, but he never made us feel like he was rushing us out of there. He really took the time to talk with us about Type 1, answer our questions, as well as share some of his own personal struggles/triumphs that he has faced with this disease. More importantly, he made us feel like family. For the first time in three years, we finally felt like we weren’t alone in this fight!

We walked back to our seats, and I sat there for a few minutes before the show started just bawling my eyes out. Bret made my son feel like anything is possible and told him that this disease should not and WILL NOT EVER HOLD HIM BACK! Sure, Kyle hears that all the time from us, but when it comes from the ONE AND ONLY BRET MICHAELS…. YOU BETTER BELIEVE IT!

Thank you, Bret, for giving our little guy SOMETHING TO BELIEVE IN!!

I have attached the picture from our meet and greet with Bret. Thank you for taking the time to read this! I know it was long and I apologize. My heart is so full today and we owe everything to Bret and his amazing team!! THANK YOU!! – Amy Pruett

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Tanya & Hunter Thank Bret For Sending To Diabetes Summer Camp! – TeamBretMichaels.com

Tanya & Hunter Thank Bret For Sending To Diabetes Summer Camp! – TeamBretMichaels.com

Bret –

We would like to thank you so much for sending Hunter to Camp Planet D. He had a blast and we are so grateful that he had the opportunity to experience such an amazing camp with people who live with the same disease he battles daily. He had a blast entertaining the camp with his back flips! He is ready to go back next year and is planning on becoming a counselor when he is too old to go.

Thanks so much.

Tanya (Hunter’s mom)

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TeamBretMichaels.com Feature

TeamBretMichaels.com Feature

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TeamMichaels.com Feature: Parent Thanks Bret For Inspiration For Daughter Living With Diabetes!

TeamMichaels.com Feature: Parent Thanks Bret For Inspiration For Daughter Living With Diabetes!

Dear Bret –

It’s been a year since my 20 year old daughter was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. It changed her whole life when she was in college. She became very sick and very skinny. Then she found out she had to leave school and come home. She now has the pump. She also has a job and goes back to school in September.

I told her about you and how living with this disease never stopped you from following your dreams.

Thank you Bret, you are a hero to her! – Lori

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TeamBretMichaels.com Feature: Cole Thanks Bret For Sending Him To 2017 Diabetes Summer Camp

TeamBretMichaels.com Feature: Cole Thanks Bret For Sending Him To 2017 Diabetes Summer Camp

We received these great photos from Cole and his Mom Chrissi who give Bret a big thumbs up to thank him for sending Cole to Diabetes summer camp in 2017!

We hope you have a great time this summer Cole, we can’t wait to see photos and read your stories! – Team Bret

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TeamBretMichaels.com Story: Parents Look To Bret For Inspiration

TeamBretMichaels.com Story: Parents Look To Bret For Inspiration

Bret,

It was great to meet you at Rams Head in Annapolis, Maryland this week. We enjoyed the concert and the time you took with us after to discuss our son Daniel who has type 1.  As requested here is a photo of my ink.

Marty & Carolyn

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TeamBretMichaels.com Featured Story

TeamBretMichaels.com Featured Story

Dear Team Bret,

What an awesome night in so many ways! We saw Bret Michaels Band perform
at Ribfest in Mankato, MN on a gorgeous summer night (her first time), I
got to spend one last moment with my daughter who leaves soon for two
weeks at Camp Needlepoint and then to UWRF as a college freshman, I got to
see Bret in concert for the 9th time, AND my daughter got to meet Bret!

Bret was the one who sent her to Camp Needlepoint in the first place –
three years ago! Since then, she has spent many hours training to be a
full counselor to others with Type 1 Diabetes. This year she will spend
two weeks connecting, teaching, having fun and mentoring other kids.

Thank you Bret (and team, all of whom have been helpful, fun, real and
accessible) for Paying It Forward for my daughter. You changed her life!
And now she is Paying It Forward! This is what matters!

Oh, and she LOVED your concert – it was her first time seeing you! I have
seen you numerous times and it never gets old – only better!

LIFE ROCKS AND ROLLS!!

All our Love,
Julie and Hailey 

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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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