That army is not just here for people with T1D, it’s also for the loved ones who are affected by the disease like Hannah’s mom, Petra. Based on Petra’s involvement with JDRF, it’s easy to see why Hannah describes her mom as “unstoppable.”
“From the moment I started volunteering… I felt like part of a big family,” Petra recalls. “When I became a part of the Ride community, that feeling became even stronger.” In recent years, she has not only ridden, she was even the MC at her JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes event.
For Petra, family means getting involved so that T1D never gets in her daughter’s way. She has hope for a better life for Hannah and everyone living with T1D. Even in the few years since Hannah’s diagnosis, their family has seen improvements in T1D treatments that make her life better and safer. That progress gives Petra hope and motivation every day, and is what she’s thankful for this Thanksgiving.