Type 1 Titan

is creating awareness and educational resources for Diabetics
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About Type 1 Titan

Hi my name is Kris, in 2017 at the age of 36 I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes, I almost didn't make my 37th birthday due to deep depression; but a boat named Titan saved my life.

But lets back up a bit...all of my life I wanted to adventure, to see the world any way I could, but life always seemed to have other plans for me; then I discovered sailing. I was hooked, from the moment the wind caught my sails, I knew that this was the way I would finally see the world. Fast forward 15 years and many false starts, which brings me back to my diagnosis, it really took the wind out of my sails. I was terrified, felt very alone, I was very depressed and became suicidal. Then one day amongst all the chaos in my life, I found Titan rotting away in a barn in rural Ontario Canada. She is a 1966 Pearson Triton that had seen better days, but there was something about it, I bought her for $1600. This is where I elaborate on the project: to build a resource for people with Diabetes, what it means, how it will affect you, how you can feel better, and resources where you can talk to other people and share your experiences (through group chats [video/voice]). The other part of the project is to spread awareness through my sailing journey around the world, prove to others with chronic illness that they too can achieve their dreams and goals despite their illness.
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