This month we had the privilege of welcoming two-time Super Bowl champion and local radio personality, Christian Fauria, as a guest on We’ve Got Issues. Christian’s impressive NFL career as a tight end speaks for itself, and he’s since continued to grow his close connection to New England sports and his fanbase as an on-air host for WEEI’s midday programming. Arguably his most important job, however, began in 2019, when his son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. The experience inspired Christian to become a staunch advocate and fundraiser for diabetes-related research and treatment, and launch the Christian Fauria 25-Hour Crusade for a Cure that same year. To date, the multimedia event has raised more than $550,000 in support of the American Diabetes Association (ADA).
During our conversation, Christian shared what his transition from the NFL to on-air radio personality was like, how other well-known athletes have handled similar transitions into broadcasting careers, and what his advice is for rookies preparing to enter the media spotlight. He also shared his experience navigating his son’s diabetes diagnosis, and how his advocacy and the public’s support can help make a real difference in the fight against the disease.
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