I believe that soccer unites people all around the world. It skips racial boundaries, economical disparities, and language barriers. The ball doesn't care where you are from or how old you are. All that matters is enjoying the beautiful game named "soccer." Here I am, in my very last semester of undergraduate studies. I was … Continue reading Young Type Ones Meet College Athletes
I know. It’s been a while since my last post. The more I have to say today, though. I’d like to spend a few moments on talking about “relationships.” Some of you might think: “What do relationships have to do with diabetes and sports?” Well, the answer is simple – everything! Of the three longest … Continue reading Relationships: Soccer and Diabetes
Every once in a while, you come across people who simply amaze you. I’m talking about the ones that astound you in a good way. The ones you talk to for a couple minutes before realizing that pretty much every word they say is so true, so applicable to your own life. Those people leave … Continue reading Dare Greatly and You Will Do Great Things!
Three weeks ago, I got to sit down with Mark Rohan, a professional hand cyclist, who has been in a wheel chair ever since a tragic motorcycle accident in 2001. Mark has been part of the SJSU men's soccer coaching stuff for the last six weeks and assisted with nutrition workshops and mental coaching. At … Continue reading Mark Rohan – Giving Up Was Not an Option
Some of you might wonder about the title of my blog – well, to explain it, I have to go back to June 15, 2009. Back to the roots, so to speak. Back to the day I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and the moment my doctor told me I would not be able … Continue reading Why “Diabetes and Sports”?
I'm now officially a member of the Team Type 1 Foundation and an ambassador for type 1 diabetes and sports. Founded in 2005 by Phil Southerland and Joe Eldridge, TT1's mission is to "fight for the right to live and for equal access to education for everyone affected by type 1 diabetes." Using sports as a … Continue reading Global Ambassador for Team Type 1 Foundation
So, for one of my classes I had to describe an event in my life as if I was a reporter writing a news story on it. I decided to write down some memories of my diagnosis and the following days. Some encouraging words I've heard from people around me. Most of what you can read … Continue reading Challenge Accepted