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This Young Man Has an Amazing Message for People with Diabetes!

While many of us look back at our teenage years as a time with less responsibility and fewer complications, I think most people would agree that high school wasn’t always easy. Navigating the social aspect of high school… balancing grades and extracurriculars… it can be a lot.

If you have diabetes, things are made even more difficult.

But for Drake Bennett, diabetes is not something he’s going to let stand in his way. Drake sees absolutely no reason for his type 1 diagnosis to limit him. And boy, does it not!

Drake was homecoming prince, his school’s mascot, and an avid member and organizer for JDRF. The Star Wars super-fan even formed a Star Wars group that walks in JDRF’s Churchill Downs event each year.

Drake’s story is such an inspiration! His positive attitude and dedication to raising awareness for diabetes, is making such a tremendous impact on his community.

Take a look at the video below to learn more about Drake’s amazing story and to see how he’s learned to manage his condition. Further, his mom offers a wonderful perspective of how his condition has actually affected his whole family. If you or someone you know suffers from type 1, we’re pretty sure you’ll be able to relate!

Enjoy!

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L.D. and her eleven-year-old lab, Eleanor Rigby Fitzgerald, moved from Seattle to Grand Rapids earlier this year, and are currently enjoying exploring their new city! She likes books, music, movies, running, and being outdoors as much as possible.