Rodney was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 1987 at four years of age, and he is currently an admin for the Type 1 Diabetic Athletes Facebook group, competes in power lifting and strongman, and has recently started using strongman demonstrations as a way to portray type 1 diabetics in a positive light.
Rodney has been featured on KMID Channel 2 news deadlifting a car to raise money for diabetes awareness, and spoken at HealthSouth Regional Hospital. He was a part of the film Type 1 Day 1, has been featured on the website Beyond Type 1, and provided an educational booth at several local ADA events including a strongman demonstration at the 2015 ADA Step Out Walk in Midland, Texas.
Beyond all of that, Rodney is an incredibly kind, genuine, intelligent, friendly dude with a heart of gold. I felt smarter after talking to him 🙂
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