BROSSARD – Max Domi stayed at the Bell Sports Complex a bit later than his teammates after practice on Friday, gathering members of the media and the community to announce the launch of the Max Domi Fund for Type 1 Diabetes in support of Canadians living with the condition.
The goals of the fund will be three-fold: to focus on supporting youth living with type 1 diabetes (T1D); to explore how to help those living with T1D struggling with mental health; and to ensure all Canadians living with T1D have access to life-saving technology.
Domi – who acts as an ambassador for JDRF, the leading global organization funding T1D research – hopes to use his example of turning a challenge into something positive, and hopes that his fund’s focus on mental health can do the same for other T1D patients, both young and old.
“You can’t take a second off, and it’s it’s draining on you. But that’s why you have to have a team around you. You lean on people – whether it’s your doctors, nurses, classmates, teammates, teachers, whatever it might be. Those are the people that get you through those times,” shared Domi, who currently leads the Canadiens with 10 points (3G, 7A) in 10 games. “And you develop a team just like anyone in life; you have people to support you lean on when you’re in tough times. That’s how you get through it.”
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