Poison’s Bret Michaels Funding Juvenile Diabetic Camp


August 13, 2009

Having been a Juvenile Diabetic since the age of 6, Poison vocalist Bret Michaels is always trying to help others learn more about their disease and how they can manage it.

Bret helps fund children to attend diabetic camps every year. With 2010 quickly approaching, it is time to start the search for youths to send this year.

These camps are very valuable to Juvenile Diabetics and are a great way to help them realize they are not alone in their battle. In these tough economic times, it can be very difficult for parents to get children to these camps.

So if you know of a deserving child and would like to submit them for consideration, please email mailroom@bretmichaels.com with a subject line of “Diabetic Camp”. Please include contact info and the suggested camp location.

In related Bret Michaels news, please take a moment to view the “All I Ever Needed” video featuring photos from Bret and The BMB’s trip to Iraq and Kuwait in support of our troops below! As well as the photos from the Roar on the Shore Rally in Erie, PA at www.myspace.com/bretmichaelsofpoison.

Taking note of the photo in which you see Bret introducing and paying respect to an America’s hero – Gary Wetzel. Gary is one of only 97 living recipients of the Congressional Medal of Honor. The award is usually given posthumously. It is the highest award for valor in action against an enemy force which can be bestowed upon an individual serving in the Armed Services of the United States. At 19 years of age Gary served as a door gunner in the 173rd Assault Helicopter Company. He served two tours and just before he was to return to the states, he was shot down for the fifth time on January 8, 1968. While attempting to help his fellow soldiers Wetzel was blown into a rice paddy by enemy rockets and critically wounded. Even though he was wounded and bleeding from the loss of his left arm he returned to his machine gun which was the only weapon able to fire on the enemy. He remained at his position until he had eliminated the weapons that had been firing on his fellow American troops. Despite his own wounds he continued to drag his fellow soldiers to safety. In November 1968, he received the Medal of Honor from President Lyndon Johnson in a ceremony at the White House. Earlier in the day Gary presented Bret with his CMH Society commemorative coin. As well as all of the Iraq/Kuwait photos.

Please feel free to leave comments thanking all of the men & women serving our country, whose sacrifice & commitment keep us safe in the greatest country in the world!

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