Winnipeg Goldeyes pitcher, Mikey O’Brien, giving back to the kids living with Diabetes…by Chuck Duboff

Winnipeg Goldeyes pitcher Mikey O’Brien giving back to the community.

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Winnipeg Goldeyes Pitcher, Mikey O’Brien, speaking with the kids.

© Chuck Duboff

Winnipeg Goldeyes pitcher Mikey O’Brien found out when he was 17 that he had Diabetes. According to Kelly Lambkin, manager of Community Engagement for Diabetes Canada, that is a very difficult age for an individual to find out they have to learn to live with Type 1 Diabetes.. Mikey was drafted by the New York Yankees and didn’t know if he’d ever get a chance to play ball again; with support from his doctors, family and team mates,Mikey learned that living with Diabetes doesn’t prevent you from participating in baseball, nor any other activity.


Kelly approached Winnipeg Goldeyes General Manager Andrew Collier about the idea of contacting Mikey; it didn’t take more than a few phone calls down to Tampa Bay, and Mikey was on board with giving back to the kids. ”This is all his show…he approached…

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