Bret Michaels - “This Years Face of Diabetes” - Tells His Story
As the month of November - National Diabetes Month comes to an end. This years “Face of Diabetes” Bret Michaels tells his story of his lifelong battle with diabetes which began at the age of six. Bret Michaels is a musician, a reality TV star who had one of the worst years of his life in 2010.
His 50-50 Chance of Survival
Bret had an appendectomy in mid April and recovered. On April 22nd Bret was rushed back to the emergency room with a subarachnoid hemorrhage (bleeding at the base of the brain), the doctors gave him a 50-50 chance of surviving. During his hospitalization, doctors discovered yet another problem - a whole in his heart.
Bret’s Own Words
"When I got back from the hospital," says Michaels, "I went out on my property and took a walk and got straight with God and with myself. I said, 'Listen, I'm going to make every effort to get better, just give me a chance.' That was it. I just mentally got myself positive, and that is exactly what helped me get through it."
"I didn't decide to make a comeback," he tells Diabetes Forecast. "It was all already planned; it was just a matter of whether I could make it or not." Bret Michaels truly is a fighter! He has and always has had such a positive outlook on life. He learned at a young age that he was not going to let diabetes get the best of him!