Valley football player hopes to raise awareness for diabetes

Arizona Coyotes star Max Domi and Cardinals All-Pro cornerback Patrick Peterson both excel as athletes, while batting diabetes and a Valley football player wants to follow in their footsteps.

Ryder Lower wants to be a professional football player and is willing to reach out in the name of diabetes awareness by writing a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

Ryder says he's hoping to hear back from the commissioner by Diabetes Awareness Day on November 14.

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