Ahead of the 2019 Walk, Max Domi joined Montreal-area kids living with T1D for a frank discussion on the disease


Fresh on the heels of Montreal Canadiens centre and JDRF National Spokesperson Max Domi’s announcement to join thousands of fellow participants at the Sun Life Walk to Cure Diabetes for JDRF in Montreal this Sunday, June 9, Max Domi joined 13 families in Montreal to discuss life with type 1 diabetes (T1D).

On Tuesday, May 28, Stéphane Lagrange – Sun Life Walk to Cure Diabetes for JDRF Co-Chair and father of a son with T1D – hosted a media day with Max Domi, during which 13 young people, all living with type 1 diabetes themselves and top Walk fundraisers, interviewed Max about his experience and what life is like as a professional NHL player while living with T1D.

More than talking about his daily routine, Max shared why this community is so important to him, “We all have something in common, and we’re like a huge family in a way. We’re all here to help each other and we’re going to help each other get to whatever we want to do.”

After spending the morning with members of the type 1 diabetes community, Max sat down with the media and continued sharing his story to increase awareness of T1D and the 2019 Walk, “[This community is] just one of the many positives of being in this situation,” said Max. “The other positives are learning, getting stronger, mentally and physically, being aware, meeting so many cool people and having a platform to share your story.”

Max will be attending the Sun Life Walk to Cure Diabetes for JDRF on June 9th at the Centre de la nature de Laval. Join Max and register at jdrfwalk.ca.


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