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TeamBretMichaels.com Story: Treyden’s Cabin Grand Opening At The Marshfield Clinic Wisconsin

TeamBretMichaels.com Story: Treyden’s Cabin Grand Opening At The Marshfield Clinic Wisconsin

We’d like to share an update to a story that has been a work in progress. Our friends Cassie and Travis have let us know that Treyden’s Cabin had it’s grand opening this past week! The cabin which is open at the Marshfield Clinic is the hard work of a lot of people including Treyden’s parents Cassie and Travis in memory of their son, as well as a personal donation from Bret through his Life Rocks Foundation.

To learn more about Treyden, Treyden’s Cabin at the Marshfield Clinic in Wisconsin and see great photos of the cabin, please click the link below.

https://www.facebook.com/SavingTreyden

Thank you!

– Team Bret

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At last night’s Bret Michaels show in Wausau, WI, Team Saving Treyden was out in full force and left an inspiring, memorable presence. Upon learning of Treyden’s condition, The Life Rocks Foundation made it’s mission to help the Kurtzweil family during this difficult time. Treyden’s family and friends showed support by wearing orange shirts during the course of the night ending with Bret bringing Treyden’s parents Cassie and Travis onstage to honor Treyden’s memory.

On behalf of Bret and everyone at MEGI, Treyden will forever be with us. Treyden, Cassie, Travis and the Kurtzweil family will forever be apart of us.

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Treyden’s parents, Cassie and Travis Kurtzweil

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Treyden’s family

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Treyden’s parents, Cassie and Travis Kurtzweil joining Bret onstage.

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Treyden

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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!

Life Rocks

Bret Michaels’ 1st Ever Interactive Life Rocks Seminar: Life Lessons, Let’s Talk Tickets On Sale Friday Aug. 8th @ 10:00a.m.

Bret Michaels’ 1st Ever Interactive Life Rocks Seminar: Life Lessons, Let’s Talk Tickets On Sale Friday Aug. 8th @ 10:00a.m.

FIRST EVER BRET MICHAELS LIFE ROCKS SEMINAR TO TAKE PLACE SEPTEMBER 24, 2014 IN ORLANDO FLORIDA

SEPTEMBER 25 BRET PERFORMS AT HARD ROCK HOTELS VELVET SESSIONS IN SUPPORT OF PINKTOBER BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

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Tickets for Bret Michaels’ Life Rocks Seminar are onsale THIS FRIDAY August 8th at 10:00a.m. and available by clicking http://www.ticketmaster.com/bret-michaelslife-rocks-tour-orlando-florida-09-24-2014/event/22004D04CF8767B5?artistid=1562221&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=1

It has been said that everyone has a story and sometimes all that is needed is a platform to let their inspirational story be heard. That platform is here as multi-platinum selling artist, global entrepreneur and philanthropist Bret Michaels will hold the first ever Life Rocks Seminar at Hard Rock Live in Orlando, Florida on September 24, 2014.

This ground breaking event will see Bret interacting with those seeking invigoration in their lives in an intimate setting listening to your stories, offering guidance and sharing stories of his own. Michaels who has been there, done that and managed to survive it all created the Life Rocks Seminar named after his Life Rocks Foundation, a recognized 501(c)3 charity which he founded that benefits the needs of causes such as diabetes, pediatric and adult forms of cancer, military/troop support and pet charities.

If you missed the chance to be in attendance for Bret Michaels’ Lifeclass with Oprah Winfrey, be sure to secure your tickets today as space will be limited for this very special event.

If you feel like you have hit a brick wall with obstacles in your life, need inspiration or reinvigoration, have a child or yourself diagnosed with diabetes looking for advice on managing, have a question or concern about a financial decision then this is the place to be. Interact with Bret in person in this intimate setting for advice.

Let’s talk about real issues we all face, Bret included who has overcome numerous obstacles and persevered. Whether it’s an illness, wealth, life, love, passion come hear, talk and learn with Bret about how you can turn adversity into opportunity and your passions into profit.

Stay one night longer and see the musician perform on September 25th at the Hard Rock Hotel’s Velvet Sessions which kicks off the properties Pinktober Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

We hope to see you in beautiful Florida this September for this life changing and enduring event of epic proportions.

TeamBretMichaels.com / LifeRocksFoundation.org Story: Michelle Finds Inspiration In Bret

TeamBretMichaels.com / LifeRocksFoundation.org Story: Michelle Finds Inspiration In Bret

This is an update to how I am doing. We are 30 days from you performing at the Pima county fair in Tucson, AZ. I recently told you I have degenerative disc disease and degenerative spinal arthritis. I had back surgery 3 weeks ago and I’ve been doing all my exercises and walking around 2 miles each day. So far in the past month and a half I have lost 28 pounds and I can fit into my new dress I got just for this concert. I have one month to go and I hope to lose another 10-12 pounds before the concert. I thank you for coming back to Arizona and giving this gal something to believe in. I can’t wait to see you in person and hope you will sing my favorite song, Unskinny Bop!

Thank you for being an inspiration to so many, me especially!

Michelle

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Be sure to tune in and be a part of this very special event!

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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 visiting LifeRocksFoundation.org to show support in helping others. If you are donating by check please make check payable to: “National Philanthropic Trust” and in the subject or memo line please reference “Bret Michaels Life Rocks Foundation”.

Thank you for your continued support!

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TeamBretMichaels.com / LifeRocksFoundation.org Story: Trina Finds Strength During Cancer Battle

TeamBretMichaels.com / LifeRocksFoundation.org Story: Trina Finds Strength During Cancer Battle

Good Morning, My name is Trina and I was blessed to have met Bret 3 times in 6 months. I first met him on June 22, 2013 at Nutty Jerry’s in Winnie, TX, then a few Months Later at the Concert Pub North in Houston on Oct. 5, 2013 and again on Dec. 26, 2013 at the Concert Pub. The First time I met Bret I had just finished up 4 hard rounds of chemo for lung cancer and had had my left lower lung removed. I was called a stage 1 2b before the chemo and surgery! I stayed cancer free for about 6 month when new ct scan show 3 nodule on my lungs. They watched them hoping they were just caused from infection, so next test set for Nov. was pet scan and it showed the nodules have grown and now it’s not just 3, it’s a total of 11 nodules. A needle biopsy was done a few days later and the test showed that the cancer has reared it’s ugly head once more and I am now stage 4 lung cancer and the fight is back on.  I put off my chemo that should have started on Dec. 18th which was my 50th Birthday and the show to see Bret was the 26th Of Dec. I knew I would be too sick to attend the show, so I put it off. I celebrated my birthday with all my girlfriends and got meet Bret again. I had just been in hospital a few days before Christmas, so I gave him a wrist band from my hospital stay for lung cancer awareness and I gave the band members one too. They were all just stand up cool guys, I was happy to meet them all. What a great birthday, holiday bash! Just did my chemo on January 8th, I have 5 more rounds to go every 3 weeks. I’m hoping the BMB will be back in the Houston area soon!

Thanks again, I’m keeping the faith! Life rocks and cancer sucks!

Much Love,

Trina

Trina and Bret
Trina and Bret
Trina at chemo treatment
Trina at chemo treatment
Trina at chemo treatment
Trina at chemo treatment

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 visiting LifeRocksFoundation.org to show support in helping others.

Thank you for your continued support!

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TeamBretMichaels.com / LifeRocksFoundation.org Story: Andrea Overcomes & Becomes Positive Role Model In Health

TeamBretMichaels.com / LifeRocksFoundation.org Story: Andrea Overcomes & Becomes Positive Role Model In Health

I am telling my story so maybe others will come to know and understand what I did throughout my life. I hope to share why I did I what I did and to help encourage people who may be going through what I went through. I believe you can accomplish anything if you put your mind to it.

I can remember perfectly the day I began my eating disorder and even today I can’t believe it. Sometimes I feel like it is not real. Now today I want to make a big step and I want to tell my story. I have never told it really!

I remember how I was being hard with myself… I was trying to be perfect, to be good enough for everyone, but I never got it… You always can be thinner, prettier, more clever, smarter, a better daughter and better athlete etc….

My story may seem like a textbook case of bulimia / anorexia, but however it comes across, it was the hardest thing I’ve ever been through and also the GREATEST blessing of my life….

I don’t really know what made me stick my fingers down my throat but after it happened once, and after feeling the pleasure of control, I couldn’t stop. I made myself sick every day at first, then it became three times a day. I’d purge after every meal I ate, making myself sick after I was done eating. At times the meals were very small as I was restricting my intake while other day I’d binge, often consuming 4000 plus calories in a day.

It turned into an addiction. My legs would begin to shake and I would suddenly feel uneasy and fidgety once I had eaten a bit of food. I would have to make myself sick, whether it be in my own home, in a friend’s house or out in public, I would always find a place to do it. I was discreet, no one knew.

After more than thirteen years, I knew that I had a very serious problem. I had lost a lot of weight, from a healthy 140 to below 115, yet I wanted to be smaller. I would starve myself for as long as I could but then would be so hungry that I would binge on anything I could find, and then make myself sick again. It was like a vicious circle of starving, binging and purging. I knew it wasn’t right but at the same time thought there was nothing wrong with me and that it was a normal thing to do. It was as if I had a devil on one shoulder and an angel on the other. The angel telling me to get help and the devil telling me there was nothing wrong with me and to carry on till I lost more weight. I exercised obsessively, even in my college years, while playing basketball and volleyball (Division 1). In addition to going to basketball and volleyball practice, I was teaching several aerobic classes a day! I was seriously underweight, fragile and very mentally ill. Alongside my eating disorder came depression, hair loss, self hate and lies.

If people did think something was wrong, few probably suspected how bad it was. I doubt anyone actually thought I spent most of the night bingeing and purging, then going to my classes, ball practice and work during the days. Few probably suspected that I purged between classes in undergrad or later as I worked as a Physical Education teacher.

I wasn’t lazy, stupid, greedy, self-centered, or arrogant as some had suggested. I was just struggling with an eating disorder. I was sick. I didn’t know how to eat normally. I didn’t know how to eat without eating a lot. I didn’t know how to stop bingeing and purging without severely restricting. Purging was extremely calming. I liked it. A lot. It wasn’t something I could just stop by myself. I was a exercise science student and college athlete by day, then years later a mother and teacher too but a bulimic all of the time. Music and the words to music made me focus! It seemed to tune out the angel and the devil at times that sat on my shoulder. To me music is everything. Still today I just drive and listen just to clear my head..

Today in my forties I am healthier than I have been at any time in my life. I eat healthy foods in proper proportions and maintain a strong and athletic body through regular CrossFit workouts. I am a certified CrossFit Coach and own CrossFit APx in Cary, NC where I help people to be their personal best. In addition to our general membership of CrossFit athletes I help those with special needs including those who are physically handicapped, have a neuromuscular disease, eating disorders etc. When I open my gym aka box, my goal was to make it the most inclusive gym in the nation. A place where everyone with the will to work hard to achieve their health and fitness goals can and would be accepted unconditionally. I have had the pleasure meeting this man ! We all give to the world in many ways he is fortunate he can through music plus much more.

Andrea Logan

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TeamBretMichaels.com / Life Rocks Foundation Story: Summer & Noah Find Inspiration

TeamBretMichaels.com / Life Rocks Foundation Story: Summer & Noah Find Inspiration

Dear Bret,

I am a single mom who had to put my life on hold to raise my 9 year old son who was
born with kidney damage. The doctors said he wasn’t supposed to survive. He is a
true miracle child. Noah had a kidney transplant 3 years ago at Cincinnati Childrens
hospital. It was touch and go for a while. I had used your music during some of my
darkest hours of not knowing how things would turn out with Noah. As Noah’s grown up, he has listened to me play your music and has became one of your youngest fans. Noah has a long road ahead of him with his health. Doctors said he will need another transplant in the future.

Noah was very surprised to have the chance to see you, his hero up at the Cleveland
Rib Burn off on Memorial Day. He was too shy to speak up. You have inspired us with
your music, and the struggles you been through. You have given alot to people. Noah
wants to help and be inspiration to other kids like himself who is going through the
same thing. As you did with the Diabetes Foundation and your charities.

Summer Morgan

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Antonio is “Choosing to be Part of the Solution”

Antonio is “Choosing to be Part of the Solution”

Antonio’s story from June of 2012 ~

My Diabetes Story

Antonio

In November, I was diagnosed with full blown Type 2 diabetes. For those of you who don’t know what that is, it means my body does not know how to use the sugar that it body needs to run properly. I guess I should have known to be careful with my health. My dad has diabetes. That doesn’t mean I was guaranteed to get it, but my chances were better than average.

Anyhow, my doctor told me my diabetes was full blown, meaning I depend on regular insulin shots, take meds twice a day, watch my diet carefully, and exercise daily. Now these are all things I should have been doing regularly, but just didn’t. Why not, you ask? That is an excellent question. I guess I felt like there would always be time in the future.That future is now.

Having diabetes isn’t a curse. It does mean I have to be careful with myself. I have to limit the amount of sugar I eat. I need to exercise daily for 30 minutes. I have to check my blood sugars at least twice a day. I have to take insulin, the stuff your body uses to make sugar do its job, once a day. But I am healthier for it. I am losing weight. I have gone from being morbidly obese (more than 100 pounds over my ideal weight) to overweight. But that is getting better. My blood sugars are stabilized. My health is returning. As I continue to improve my health, I may eventually be able to stop taking meds and insulin. Will I be cured? No. There is no cure for diabetes – yet.

So what can happen if I ignore my diabetes? I could develop glaucoma and lose my eyesight. I could have heart problems brought on by diabetes. I could develop infections that might end in loss of life or limb. I could not live to see my children grow old. None of those options sound appealing to me.

Many people live with diabetes (up to three years before it symptoms show up in some cases). Many more people each day are diagnosed. But not much is being done in the public sector to raise the alarm. It is becoming a silent epidemic. In fact, according to American Diabetes Associated, more people die of diabetes and related complications than die of breast cancer and AIDS combined. To that end, I choose not to stay silent. I am choosing to be part of the solution.

Get your health on by accepting my GoodChime challenge and check out an updated “Michaels Law” photo.

Get your health on by accepting my GoodChime challenge and check out an updated “Michaels Law” photo.

Join me and learn how I stay fit while managing diabetes. Accept my challenge in search for a healthier, more active life by visiting my GoodChime channel. Click below to “Get Your Health On”.

Click HERE to visit my channel and accept my challenge.

– Bret “Road Dog” Michaels

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