November 05, 2016
At age 13 my brother Tyler was diagnosed with Type 1 Juvenile Diabetes. When presented with a shock like this, it can literally turn your life upside down.
From the first day of his diagnosis, he never once complained, but rather took it in stride and told my parents that they shouldn't worry because there are other kids much worse off than he is , children who are potentially fighting cancer. Our family has always admired him for his strength and acceptance. He understands the need to stay healthy and fit, and today, he is a Division 1 athlete participating at the highest level. He has never let this stop him from pursuing his dreams and aspirations. I am running the marathon for him because I am very proud of him.