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#Brandon Thomas and #JDRF

After riding for a while I needed to find the outhouse and when I opened the lid there was a sticker pasted on it.  It was for the #JDRF.

My cousin #Brandon ended up getting Type 1 Diabetes over 10 years ago and he rides in #JDRF 100 bike rides raising money with his Dad, Brian and his mom, Maryann.

His mom talks about the challenges:

Welcome to my #JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes Page!

I can’t believe it’s been 5 years since I signed up for my first #JDRF Ride to Cure. I didn’t have a bike and this was definitely out of my comfort zone, but I knew I had to do something. I have watched Brandon struggle with Type 1 for 10 years and I just needed to be able to say to myself that I was doing everything I could to help him. That’s when I found JDRF and this program. I signed up and never looked back. Because of the research funded by JDRF Brandon, and everyone else living with Type 1 have access to technology that has a huge impact on their lives. Taking part in this ride every year is hard. Training and raising money all year is a huge commitment, but it’s nothing compared to what Brandon faces every day of his life. And now, Brandon rides with us. Brandon is joining us again for the 3rd year and we are so proud of him. a 100 mile bike ride for anyone is no joke, but for a kid with Type 1 it’s an amazing accomplishment and we are so proud of him.

Of course as I say every year the bike ride is the “easy” part. Raising money for charity is the harder part. Thank you for visiting my ride page and thanks in advance for any donation you so generously make. Everything you donate goes directly to JDRF.


Maryann Thomas

Please help my cousin and all the kids who have Type 1 diabetes by clicking here: JDRF Donations 
and/or go direct to the donation page by clicking HERE.

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