Jose the award-winning track cyclist – #YouWowMe 1

Jose Basulto is my first photo subject for my project #YouWowMe – portraits of inspirational people.

Jose is one of those people who at age 49 has already done much in his life that is inspirational:

  • Has been a competitive cyclist since the mid-1980’s
  • Two-time Texas State Match Sprint Champion
  • Broze Medalist at 1993 Masters National Championships in Match Sprints
  • Masters state (Florida) team sprint Champion in 2011
  • Elite state (Florida) team pursuit champion in 2012

And then you learn that he’s done all of this as a Type I diabetic who has to continually take insulin.  Yes, that’s right.

When I asked Jose if he had one quote that summarized his belief system, he didn’t hesitate in responding:

“Live like it matters!”

This photo shoot was done in conjunction with the American Diabetes Association’s Tour de Cure – South Florida & the Florida Velodrome Association and you can read about that photo shoot here.

Shown in the photo below, Jose demonstrates the remote control for his insulin which monitors his levels while he rides — wow.  Way high tech.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Do you know a truly inspirational person?  Who lives in Southern Florida or Maine, NH or Boston?

Please ask them to contact me or EMAIL ME their contact information.  Maybe they’ll be the next #YouWowMe.

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