I'M GREATER THAN!
Greater Than’s Warrior of the Week is 8 year old Brady McClanahan who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the very young age of 2 1/2 years old! This strong and independent kiddo started checking his own blood sugar at just 3 years old. He plays baseball and looks up to professional baseball player Adam Dunn who is also a type 1 diabetic. He tells his mom, “I can do whatever I want even though I have diabetes!” He also loves to cook and bake and says when he gets older he wants to cook for all the diabetic kids! He loves to show off all of his technology on his body like his Dexcom and pump. Brady you are Greater Than 1 and a warrior on all fronts! Keep following those dreams and inspiring others!
Also wanted to acknowledge this family for all they have overcome and went through. July 21, 2012, is a date this family will never forget for two reasons. First, Brady was diagnosed with diabetes. Second, the very next day their house burned down due to an electrical fire while they were at the hospital where they also lost their pets. It’s hard to even imagine going through both of these tragedies at the very same time! We just want to give hugs and support and let this family know that they are so much Greater Than anything life throws at them and it’s apparent in Brady’s success and attitude in dealing with type 1! Also his mom Alisa is a mentor with JDRF and her and Brady together meet with newly diagnosed families to help them learn and cope with their family’s new diagnosis. Thank you for your service to the community and for being a Greater Than family!
Craig Casper over at the Bravest reached out to us a few weeks ago about being a guest on his show! The show is about us sharing our story on Hayden's Type-1 diagnosis, the process we went through, how we felt with it and what we are doing now to contribute. The cuts are still fairly fresh, and the challenges are very real. If you’re a parent of a child with type 1, this will be an important episode for you. Also, if you or someone you know was recently diagnosed, you will certainly gain a lot of perspective from our conversation.