Mr. Southerland has done so much for people living with diabetes. Yes he was co-founder of a pro cycling team that has brought diabetes to the forefront of the world cycling craze. That would be enough, that is a very impressive feat. The team does so much for those living with diabetes, members of the team volunteer hours upon hours each year to speak to children with diabetes. The goal of the team is to be successful on and off the bike. They know how tough it is to live with diabetes and how much of inspiration they are to anyone that has diabetes.
Personally the team has helped me so much. I fell in love with cycling because of Phil Southerland and Team Type 1, Team Type 1 then became Team Novo Nordisk. When I began blogging I would write about cycling and my dreams of brining diabetes to a major sport. After years of dreaming Mr. Southerland brought diabetes in to cycling and hasn't looked back. I'm one of those crazed Team Novo Nordisk fans, I follow them on all of the major social networking sites and love when a member is on the podium. I have been lucky that a number of the members of Team Novo Nordisk have found my blog thanks to Mr. Southerland who has shared a couple with them. I love seeing on Facebook members of the team posting everyday photos and diabetes photos. That lets me know that they are normal people, and struggle with diabetes like anyone else living with the disease. Mr. Southerland and Team Novo Nordisk are great, I ask that you say thank you by donating to help Mr. Southerland reach his goal, it is the least we could do for him after all that he has done for us.
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