RBR: DIABETES WON’T PIN THIS WRESTLER
Red Bank Regional sophomore Jack McMahon of Little Silver is determined to continue his wrestling career while learning to manage his Type I diabetes. (Click to enlarge)
By MARIANNE KLIGMAN
RBR Community Information Officer
Jack McMahon always wanted to participate in a team sport in school. When he entered fifth grade, the ‘Junior Buc Wrestling’ signs that dotted his Little Silver neighborhood caught his eye just about the same time his neighbor, a volunteer wrestling coach, caught his ear. Soon Jack began to play in club wrestling as well as the Junior Bucs program.
As a freshman at Red Bank Regional (RBR) this past year, he was delighted to realize his dream and wrestle for the Buccaneers. During his athletic season, however, he started experiencing lethargy, excessive thirst and hunger, symptoms that might affect any growing teenager in high school. However, in early May when he complained about blurred vision, alarm bells sounded for his mother who, ironically, is a pharmaceutical sales rep with a specialty in diabetes.