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NYC Tour de Cure

Coming from a family of 3 type 1 diabetics and becoming one myself at the age of 15, this is a cause that is very near and dear to me. But instead of riding in this year’s Tour de Cure, I volunteered with the American Diabetes Association on Randall’s Island and did some photos for them. Besides the streets of New York, I’ve never shot photos of complete strangers before, and I was definitely out of my shy little introverted comfort zone. Halfway through though, I was able to muster up enough courage and start asking people for some more staged photos. And I’m so glad I did. Take a look at these heartwarming smiles and see if you don’t get inspired by these badass diabetics.


It was a 4 am morning out on Randall's Island. But somehow cruising down the FDR in the back of an Uber watching the sun come up made it all okay.

It was a 4 am morning out on Randall's Island. But somehow cruising down the FDR in the back of an Uber watching the sun come up made it all okay.

Red Riders are cyclists who ride 30, 60, or even 100 miles with diabetes. I love that instead of embracing unhealthy stereotypes like the media so often does, the ADA makes diabetics feel special on this day.

Red Riders are cyclists who ride 30, 60, or even 100 miles with diabetes. I love that instead of embracing unhealthy stereotypes like the media so often does, the ADA makes diabetics feel special on this day.

Embracing it.

Embracing it.

This woman had the sweetest smile and energy I've come into contact with in a long time.

This woman had the sweetest smile and energy I've come into contact with in a long time.

These guys were having a great time. Their hype re-energized me a bit. Thanks guys!

These guys were having a great time. Their hype re-energized me a bit. Thanks guys!

When the rain started pouring down the volunteers ran for cover. 

When the rain started pouring down the volunteers ran for cover. 

And that's a wrap! 

And that's a wrap! 


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