Tuesday 3 May 2011

Cycling to Find A Cure for her Son

From the Non-Blog Archives:
Cycling to Find A Cure for her Son
Local Mom wants to help those with diabetes
Dave White/John Ackermann Sep 04, 2010 09:00:26 AM

The below is a brief news article that aired on a local radio station in September of last year, while I was cycling across British Columbia with Cyclebetes.

VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) - It's called 'Cyclebetes,' and it's a pretty big accomplishment for a North Vancouver mom.  She's wrapping up a 1,000 kilometre cycling journey tomorrow and it's all for a good cause.

Jennifer Aragon is riding for her nine-year-old son Dylan, who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes five years ago.  She admits it's not easy.  "I've always been a bit of a bike rider.  I'm not, by any means, an avid cyclist, I'm more of a runner."

Aragon and nine others are riding a total of 5,000 kilometres split across each province; they pass blood glucose metres as batons at provincial borders.

She and her partner have cleverly named their two-person tandem bicycle, "Diabetsy."  This is all part of a promise she made to her son when he was diagnosed, that she'd stop at nothing to find a cure.

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