Even if you aren’t a racing fan, you might have heard of Charlie Kimball and Ryan Reed.
On Saturday, Ryan Reed won Daytona. In his post-win interview he talks about how, when he was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes four years ago, he was told he couldn’t drive a race car. He didn’t take no for an answer.
Whether or not you follow racing, this is yet another great example of someone who (literally) hasn’t let diabetes slow him down.
Ryan talking about diabetes:
The finish of the race and his reaction:
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“Four years ago, I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes, was told I would never drive a racecar again, and now I’m standing in Victory Lane at Daytona with Roush Fenway,” said Reed.
“This is for … every kid who gets diagnosed with diabetes, or anything, that says you can’t do something, just go out there and overcome it and do it and win. Do the best you can. This is unreal. It hasn’t even soaked in yet.”
Image courtesy Drive to Stop Diabetes