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RAY ALLEN AND SON WALKER ADVOCATE FOR DIABETES RESEARCH ON CAPITOL HILL

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He may be taking a break from the court but Ray Allen is in no way, shape, or form taking a breather from his fight to secure long-term funding for Diabetes treatment. The Miami ‘Heat’ player recently went to Capitol Hill on behalf of his son, Walker, and the millions of other people in the United States who suffer from Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes.

Ray spoke with elegance and passion as he explained what life is like with a son who has Type 1, a.k.a. juvenile, Diabetes. “The Miami ‘Heat,’ we played 106 games this past season. We had game days, practice days, travel days, even a few off days. Days to rest, days to heal, days to rejuvenate, recharge. But for Walker here and a lot of kids here in this room and a lot of people living with diabetes, there are no off days,” said the star. Walker sat beside his dad as Ray presented his case to lawmakers and the Vice President Joe Biden.

Funding for Diabetes research is currently on the chopping block, as government officials seek ways to save money during this sequester season. In the United States alone, more than 18 million people have been diagnosed with Diabetes while 79 million citizens are at risk of developing the disease. Walker, Ray’s son, was diagnosed a few months back, and has been receiving proper treatment every since. The toddler is the Miami ‘Heat’ star’s first son with wife Shannon Walker Williams.

Source:USAToday

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  • Sherley July 11, 2013 at 5:11 pm

    Walker is a cutie with that dimple & mohawk. What his name is Walker as in his mother’s maiden name? Really? SMH

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