WATN showcases past Chris Dudley Basketball Camp campers, now
young adults with type 1 diabetes living active lives and following their dreams! Want to participate in WATN? We would love to hear from you at
CDBC camper 8 years; staff 1 year
What is your favorite camp memory?
My favorite camp memory had to be when Terry Porter and Chris Dudley joined the last place game on the last day of camp. It was so much fun playing with ex-NBA players and having Chris Dudley set a screen for me. Best one I ever had haha.
Did you learn anything at camp to improve your diabetes care?
Yes I learned probably the most important lesson which is that it's okay to ask for help and find new ways to take care of yourself. Everyone is different so you won't always have the same solution as someone else.
Do you stay in contact with anyone you met while attending camp?
Yes I stay in touch with a lot of people. Campers, counselors, and coaches. We're all one big family.
Tell us about yourself since your camp days!
Since camp I attended Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, IN where I received my bachelors in chemical engineering. I played football all four years while I was there. Currently I'm working in Montgomery, AL at a paper mill working as a process engineer. The picture is of me and my family at my graduation this past May.
Do you have any advice for present or future campers?
Be as goofy as possible and work hard to learn something about yourself and how you can manage your diabetes. When you do that, everybody wins.