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Northeast Times | November 28, 2021

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NASCAR Driver Ryan Reed to Attend Breakfast with Top Diabetes Walk Fundraisers

NASCAR Driver Ryan Reed to Attend Breakfast with Top Diabetes Walk Fundraisers

The top ten 2015 School Walk for Diabetes student fundraisers and their parents will attend a special breakfast from 8-9 a.m. Friday, April 10 with Ryan Reed, NASCAR driver and recent winner of the Daytona 300.

In 2011, Reed was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes, and told that he would never race again. Instead of giving up, Reed found Anne Peters, MD, of USC’s Clinical Diabetes Program in California, who assured Reed with hard work he could still race.

Reed implemented life style changes that included a strict diet and exercise program, the use of devices to provide on track data, and reporting all of this information to his medical team in California. The young driver next ventured to the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, competing in three races in 2011, with his best finish of 16th coming at Greenville-Pickens Speedway.

If you are interested in visiting the Keller ISD Education Center (350 Keller Parkway) for the breakfast, please contact Keller ISD Communications at 817-744-1021 or Communications@KellerISD.net.