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Megan B.

Colorado, United States

Autoimmune Disease Syndrome Doesn't Define Megan

Megan was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes as an adult. The lifestyle adjustment was difficult for her, and she developed severe depression after being diagnosed. Over the years, Megan began developing more autoimmune disorders, and was diagnosed with Multiple Autoimmune Syndrome. By just casually meeting Megan, you would never know that she faces such extreme health issues, as she does not it define who she is. I have had the pleasure of getting to know Megan while working with her in a community cancer center. Over the years, I have consistently witnessed Megan selflessly ignore her own symptoms in order to help relieve the suffering of others. She is always going above and beyond to ensure that she is providing exceptional care for patients. At home, she has two young boys that enthusiastically ensure that she is unable to make time for herself. She somehow manages to fight through her bad days and keep up with her boys to provide them everything they need to live a happy, healthy life. In the past, Megan has said how much exercise makes her feel better about herself, not only physically, but mentally. The medical devices she must wear on her body in order to survive have had a negative effect on her body image. Being a Peloton Comeback recipient would give her the tools she needs to achieve to feel the way that others see her – strong, beautiful and confident.

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