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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.!

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.

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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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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)

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.

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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: Cole Thanks Bret For Sending Him To Diabetes Summer Camp!

TeamBretMichaels.com Story: Cole Thanks Bret For Sending Him To Diabetes Summer Camp!

Bret,

I wanted to send this email to you as a huge thank you for sponsoring my son Cole with his first experience at diabetes camp. Not just first experience, he has never even spent a night away from home. Every night I still get up and test his sugar a least 2 times a night because he doesn’t feel his night time lows. This was a big step for both of us!  

I dropped him off yesterday with tears and pick him up Friday. I know he will have the time of his life thanks to you Bret. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for giving him this opportunity! 

All the best and thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

Cole and Chrissi

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.

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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: Cora Thanks Bret For Sending Her To Diabetes Summer Camp!

TeamBretMichaels.com Story: Cora Thanks Bret For Sending Her To Diabetes Summer Camp!

Bret,

Thank you so much for sending Cora to American Diabetes Association Camp this year. She has been living with Type 1 Diabetes since she was 4 years old. She is a very strong, caring and extremely responsible young lady who manages her diabetes daily and lives life to the fullest. Here is a picture of her with a “Thank You Bret” sign she made. Thanks to the Life Rocks Foundation for all you do and thanks to Bret Michaels for being such a wonderful inspiration and role model for those living with Type 1! This is a year she’ll never forget! 

Brandi Spencer


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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 – Mika Fights Illness Looks To Bret’s Music For Inspiration.  

TeamBretMichaels.com Story – Mika Fights Illness Looks To Bret’s Music For Inspiration.  

I am 35 years old and have had two major illnesses that have impacted my life. I have Cystic Fibrosis and due to that I am also diabetic. I have dealt with these two illnesses my whole life, what saves me is my family and Bret’s music. Music has always been a part of my life. My Dad was in a band and still is in Illinois. He has always played rock and I know so many of those songs by heart. Music has helped me to relax and to cope with so many life changing ostacles in my life. 

Bret Michaels is one of my favorite artists and it continues to help me cope! Thank you Bret for all your support and donations to JDRF. My pump has saved my lift and makes life so much easier!

– Mika


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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: Bret Michaels Teams With A.J. Hawk To Help Sofia & Vincent

TeamBretMichaels.com Story: Bret Michaels Teams With A.J. Hawk To Help Sofia & Vincent

Update 6/8/17: We are happy to report Sofia’s cancer is in remission and she is doing great!

Update: We received these photos as a follow up to the story we did below just before the holidays where Bret Michaels’ Life Rocks Foundation and good friend A.J. Hawk’s Locks For Kids teamed up to help two awesome kids. 
Just today one of the children, Sofia (aka Moo) received her wig. So happy for Moo and a huge thank you to Hawk’s Locks, our friends at Gemini Salon and Spa in Kenosha, Wisconsin, Kelly Ferro for the cut and style, and Leslie Thomas Zevnik at Wigs For Kids.

For more info and how you can donate to Bret and A.J’s respective foundations to continue helping other children visit the following links below. – Team Bret 

Bret’s Life Rocks Foundation @ https://www.crowdrise.com/fundraise-and-volunteer/donations/bretmichaelsliferocks/bretmichaels

A.J.’s Hawk’s Locks For Kids @ http://www.hawkslocksforkids.org

  
In the spirit of the holiday season, we’d like to share with you the following stories of hope, compassion in helping others and the off chance that two people can positively affect each other without even knowing it. Meet Sofia and Vincent, two children battling illness and circumstances beyond their control. Oddly enough, these children have never met each other nor have they ever spoken a word to the other, but their stories are linked together by way of two great friends in musician Bret Michaels and NFL linebacker A.J. Hawk through their respective charitable foundations.

Bret MichaelsLife Rocks Foundation recently met a spunky, outgoing 8 year old girl named Sofia who is battling lymphoblastic leukemia and because of intense treatments had lost all of her hair. Sofia’s fight with leukemia hasn’t been an easy one, but she remains strong receiving an outpouring of support from great family, friends, hospital staff and doctors. Even at 8 years old, Sofia has learned the meaning of paying forward certain gifts and toys she has received in an effort to brighten the day of another child going through the same thing she is. Sofia’s only wish, other than to beat leukemia, is to receive a wig.


Being that Bret and A.J. are great friends, Bret and his Life Rocks Foundation reached out to A.J. and his Hawk’s Locks For Kids foundation to see if they could help Sofia’s wish could come true. Without hesitation Hawk’s Locks For Kids went to work making this wish a reality and just recently Sofia had measurements taken for her new wig that she will receive in the coming weeks.

During the initial contact between Bret’s and A.J.’s foundations, Life Rocks met Vincent through Hawk’s Locks For Kids. Vincent is a vibrant, outgoing, awesome 13 year old boy who is living with Type 1 diabetes and autism. Bret, who is a Type 1 childhood diabetic himself, formed his Life Rocks Foundation out of necessity. One of the initiatives of Life Rocks is to cover the cost to send children living with diabetes to summer camp each year. In addition, Bret’s Life Rocks Foundation helps in teaching others how to manage their diabetes while raising awareness. With that being said Bret Michaels’ Life Rocks Foundation is sending Vincent to diabetes summer camp in 2016.

Huge thank you to A.J. Hawk’sHawk’s Locks For Kids” and Wigs For Kids on bringing their foundations together with Bret’s Life Rocks Foundation to get it done for these children.

We encourage you, if you have the means, to please consider making a donation to each of their great charities to continue helping great children like Sofia and Vincent. – Team Bret

Click here for more info and how you can donate to Bret Michaels’ “Life Rocks Foundation”.

Click here for more info and how you can donate to A.J. Hawk’s “Hawk’s Locks For Kids”.

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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TeamBretMichaels.com Feature: Bret Rocks Red Nose Day

TeamBretMichaels.com Feature: Bret Rocks Red Nose Day

Wanted to thank Bret for being silly and wearing the red nose to help support Red Nose Day. It helps lift children out of poverty. Bret, you have the biggest heart!

– Missy

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.

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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: A Grandmother’s Inspiration Driven By Grandson & Bret’s Music

TeamBretMichaels.com Story: A Grandmother’s Inspiration Driven By Grandson & Bret’s Music

I would like to acknowledge my grandson Braelyn. He is 4 years old and has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy, epilepsy, HIE, and developmental delay; he is blind in his right eye. Bray should have been a normal, healthy child. Because my daughter’s doctor cared more for the dollar instead of a human life; Bray has to suffer everyday. He was born in Owensboro, KY and life flighted to Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville, KY. NICU doctors at Kosair Children’s Hospital advised us that he may never breathe on his own but, he is. His doctors have told us that he will never walk or talk. Bray comprehends even though some doctors say that he doesn’t. Bray and I sit at the kitchen table and sing all of the time. He sings in his own little way. You can see the passion in his expressions. We come from a family that has a lot of talent. The Everly Bros. are our cousins, my uncle sings for the New York Metropolitan Opera, and my cousin was the bass player for Brian Setzer. It is no surprise that Bray loves music as well. Your music is our favorite. Mine and Bray’s favorite is “Something To Believe In”. He gives me hope and I believe in him. There are not many resources for Bray here in Owensboro, KY. He gets so excited whenever he hears music. Music is the best therapy. – Cherish

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.

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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 Feature: Anja’s Story Inspires Mattel/American Girl Dolls Diabetes Accessories

TeamBretMichaels.com Feature: Anja’s Story Inspires Mattel/American Girl Dolls Diabetes Accessories

Dear Bret,

Last year you featured my daughter Anja and her petition to get Mattel/American Girl to make diabetes accessories for their dolls.

Click here to read TeamBretMichaels.com’s first story on Anja

I wanted to update you on our progress and let you know that her petition was a success! Starting January 1st girls all over the world will be able to buy diabetic accessories for their dolls and stuffed animals. The diabetes care kit includes an insulin pump, meter, insulin pump, lancing device, glucose tablets, medical alert bracelet, ID card, insulin pump skin stickers,and carrying case. Mattel/American Girl gets bombarded with tons of requests every year asking them to make certain kinds of dolls and accessories. We are so excited that Mattel chose to make this product. This will make so many kids who struggle with this chronic disease and help them to not feel alone. The company began selling these kits in select stores this week and the response has been amazing!

Not only are type 1 diabetics buying these kits, but kids with a loved one suffering from diabetes and even boys who are using these kits on their stuffed animals. People are also donating these kits to diabetes clinics and hospitals to use as a teaching tool. We just wanted to thank everyone out there that shared our story, signed our petition, and wrote encouraging messages of support. So many people all over the world have already expressed interested in the buying diabetes care kits. Thank you Mattel/American Girl!

Sincerely,
Ingrid

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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.

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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: A Mother Channels Loss To Help Others

TeamBretMichaels.com Story: A Mother Channels Loss To Help Others

I wanted to share the story of losing my son to underage drinking when he was 16. After finding him in a field passed away I knew then that I would share this story and help in anyway I could to share the dangers of underage drinking. I now work with a local group parents empowered and share Braxton’s story in hopes that someone will be saved from our families tragic event. 

I will forever share this and help anyone I can. If we all shared ourselves this world would be a amazing place. Bret you are an inspiration and I thank you for all you do.

Bobbi

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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