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TeamBretMichaels.com / Life Rocks Foundation – Tricia’s Story

TeamBretMichaels.com / Life Rocks Foundation – Tricia’s Story

My name is Tricia. I have been a fan of Bret Michaels since he started. In March of 2000 I was diagnosed with type 2 Diabetes. I was having a difficult time coming to terms with everything. In June of 2000 I was lucky enough to meet Bret backstage in Toronto,ON Canada. We got to talking about Diabetes and I told him that I had just recently been diagnosed. He had so many encouraging things to say and told me…

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TeamBretMichaels.com / Life Rocks Foundation Story: Sam meets Bret on the stoop

TeamBretMichaels.com / Life Rocks Foundation Story: Sam meets Bret on the stoop

Sam’s friend Cat Greenleaf invited Sam to come meet Bret recently when he was a guest on her show, Talk Stoop. Sam has had type 1 diabetes since he was 21 months old, he’s now a healthy, active, creative eight-year-old who’s learning to play electric guitar. Bret and Sam talked about a number of things – school, music, and, of course, living with diabetes. Sam showed Bret his continuous glucose monitor and insulin pump. Bret and Sam, like all who…

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TeamBretMichaels.com/Life Rocks Foundation Featured Story

TeamBretMichaels.com/Life Rocks Foundation Featured Story

Life has blessed me with a wonderful family. My wife Starr has been my rock for over 20 years now. We’ve been through some difficult times over the years but she’s never given up on me. We have 4 incredible kids, Orion is 14 and starting High School next year, they grow up fast. Caelum is our special boy. He 12 and was diagnosed with Autism at age 5. He’s a great kid but has had many challenges in his…

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Team Bret Michaels/Life Rocks Foundation Story: Lynn’s Positive Outlook

Team Bret Michaels/Life Rocks Foundation Story: Lynn’s Positive Outlook

I have had diabetes since I was five years old. The doctors told my parents that I probably wouldn’t live past 30 years old. Diabetes is a constant struggle for me because my blood sugars go up and down so quickly, but I made it to 30, and past that, and I am still going strong. I rock-climb, bike, kayak and I got my motorcycle license a few years ago. I will not let this disease stop me. I would…

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TeamBretMichaels.com featured story of the day.

TeamBretMichaels.com featured story of the day.

My name is Summer. I am 6 years old and on Feb 4, 2013 I found out that I had Type 1 diabetes and hypothyroidism. I think that is the same age as Bret when he found out. My Grandpa has had Type 1 for the last 25 years so myself and my mom were¬†very familiar with diabetes. (My mom says thats why I was so brave in the hospital.) The doctors told my family that I had it only…

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Your Story: Don

Your Story: Don

Borderline by Don Over the past 2-3 years, I have been diagnosed as being ‘borderline’ type 2 diabetes. Although I know I should be exercising and eating more healthy foods, I can’t seem to get started. I know that the longer I wait, the more risk I have of becoming diabetic, and thereby having to get on meds. Any advice as to how I can get off my butt & start doing instead of ‘wishing’?

Your Story: Edward Rodriguez

Your Story: Edward Rodriguez

I met Bret Michaels by chance at the half marathon in Philadelphia on September 18, 2011. I knew about Bret Michaels, because of his music and because we shared something in common, we both had a Cerebral Hemorrhage. I was very excited to meet with him! I looked up to Bret for the courage it took to pick right back up from where he left off and continue his work after his hemorrhage. After our meeting, I started to learn…

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Your Story: Debbie Manning

Your Story: Debbie Manning

I’m Debbie, 44 years old from Texas. I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 2007 while in the hospital recovering from major abdominal surgery. I was completely shocked by the news, and it was very hard for me to accept. I was a mixture of emotions, and it’s been an up and down hill battle for me. I take only oral medication right now, but have needed insulin several times since being diagnosed. Diabetes is a constant battle, and…

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