Crystal Bowersox: Extraordinary Role Mommy
Crystal Bowersox is a hard working mom and one of the most recognized young voices and up and coming singer/songwriters in America. Her emotive folk-rock-country style was catapulted from the cramped coffeehouses and cavernous subway tunnels of Chicago, to millions of homes across America when she was runner-up on last year's American Idol (Season 9). Bowersox's debut album, Farmer's Daughter, features her newly released single, Riding with the Radio.
Most people probably know her as the girl with the wild hair and the soulful voice that all but dominated last year's American Idol. But at age six, Crystal Bowersox - one of America's most talented new artists, was diagnosed with diabetes. She's had some close calls, including her scary "wake up" call on American Idol when her diabetes was out of control, and almost got her kicked off the show.
At that time, she was so busy rehearsing she ignored her diabetes and didn't manage her blood sugar. She got sick and almost lost all that she has today. That experience helped her to learn the importance of managing her diabetes in order to live her life on her terms and realize her dreams. She got a diabetes tattoo to remind her everyday of her responsibility to manage and control her diabetes, to live her life to the fullest, and to be a positive role model to others.
Diabetes is a growing epidemic, affecting nearly 26 million Americans. Crystal wants to help others with the disease understand that it's possible to put life first and achieve your dreams with proper management. That's why, in addition to releasing her new single, and shouldering the responsibilities of being a mom, Crystal has partnered with OneTouch, maker of blood sugar meters to share her story and to communicate the importance of diabetes management to live a healthy and successful life.