I hope everyone is having a great summer!
I want to start out by thanking everyone so much for the generous donations for the One Day Ride Across Michigan (ODRAM) to support Mamie and JDRF. These donations will go a long ways toward helping to find a cure for Type 1 Diabetes. We are so grateful from the support from everyone. We were able to raise over $1200.00 this year! I also want to take this time to give everyone an update. A few weeks ago during a training ride, I was struck by a car. As a result I was left with three broken vertebrae and two cracked ribs. I have been in quite a bit of pain since then. The good news is that I will hopefully recover in another month or so and be back to normal. Unfortunately, I will be unable to be healthy enough to ride in this year’s race which is on August 11th. I apologize for being unable to participate in this year’s ODRAM. Mamie is really bummed as well but, completely understands that I can’t do it this year. I will be able to hopefully get back on the bike again soon when I am cleared by the doctor. I will fulfill my promise to finish the ride next year. Thank you once again for the support and donations. It means the world to us. Mamie wants to thank everyone as well! She was amazed by the support.
I do want to also take this time to warn everyone about the dangers of riding on the roads and, how careful people need to be. Everyone hitting the road for cycling should consider having lights on the front, lights on the back, and bright cycling clothing as well. It could help prevent a serious accident or worse.
If you are driving on the road and you come across a cyclist, please make sure to give them at least 5 feet of space while passing them to avoid collisions. Cyclists have just as much right to be on the road as a car or pedestrian. If you do decide to ride on the roads, please keep a look out to avoid a possible collision and be careful out there!
I will provide an update on my health when I am back to normal.
Chris and Mamie
Welcome to my JDRF ODRAM fundraising page!
I’m taking part in the 2018 ODRAM, along with hundreds of riders from around the world, to raise money for JDRF, the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. My daughter, Mamie Ewing, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes last December. She is handling this new lifestyle like a champ. We are so unbelievably proud of her strength and attitude towards managing this condition. Please see more information about T1D below. Any amount would be very much appreciated. This donation helps to find a cure for Mamie and millions of others with T1D.
Did you know T1D:
- Strikes both children and adults suddenly and is unrelated to diet and lifestyle.
- Occurs when the body’s immune system attacks and destroys the insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas. Insulin is essential to turning food into energy.
- Requires constant carbohydrate counting, blood-glucose testing, and lifelong dependence on injected insulin.
JDRF is working every day to change this. And every dollar I raise helps them continue to bring life-changing therapies from the lab to the community until a cure is found.
I have been hard at work training and fundraising, and your gift today will propel me toward the finish line. Please donate and help JDRF achieve its goal of a world without T1D.
Please check back to view my fundraising progress as my ODRAM weekend approaches. Thank you for your support.