After Thoughts: Victoria Cumbow

On February 22, 2012 by Scott K. Johnson
Image of Victoria and Scott

Victoria and Scott

Great guests make for great shows.  One hour just wasn’t enough time to capture all of Victoria.  It didn’t take long for us to fall in love with her and her advocacy, and hopefully you did too.

We heard about some great stuff she’s involved in, including the Hunstville HotShots,  a peer group offering networking, education and support to families affected by type 1 diabetes in the North Alabama area.  What was perhaps most interesting about this group is the mashup of non-profit organizations that have come together to make it happen (ADA, JDRF, Southeastern Diabetes Education Services, Huntsville Hospital Foundation).

Victoria also talked about her adventures with Sarah, mom to a child with type 1 diabetes. What I found fun about Victoria and Sarah is something I’ve experienced myself.  There’s mutual benefit, where Sarah gets a taste of what her child experiences through Victoria, and Victoria gets a taste of what her parents experience through Sarah.

We spent a lot of time talking about Victoria’s upcoming bike ride.  She has committed to riding 105 miles (!!) for the Death Valley JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes in October 2012.  I’m so impressed and inspired by her commitment and training efforts.  There are some local PWD’s here that will also be riding – I hope they all get a chance to meet Victoria!  Please consider donating to Victoria’s ride.

It was a fantastic show, and such a pleasure chatting with Victoria.  I hope you’ll share some time with us and check it out.

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