Team Freedom Cares Employee Spotlight: Michael Gambrel
Team Freedom Cares is the philanthropic arm of Freedom Mortgage. Their mission is to help the Freedom family make a difference in their communities. In this week's Team Freedom Cares Employee Spotlight, we're featuring Michael Gambrel.
Originally from the Indianapolis area, Michael Gambrel, Director, Business Analytics, celebrated his first anniversary with Freedom Mortgage in September 2021. In addition to his devotion to the mortgage industry, Michael’s passion for helping others has been a driving force in his life. As an avid supporter of medical caregiving, he holds a doctorate in healthcare administration and is an adjunct instructor at Franklin University. His dissertation study focused on Type 1 diabetes caregiver education.
In 2017, Michael’s daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. “Being a T1D caregiver, my life has been consumed by the study of diabetes,” Michael told us. “I have been involved in multiple diabetes-related charities with multiple organizations. This year I was fortunate enough to be invited to join the Community Leadership Board of the American Diabetes Association. As a member of the board, we not only work to further the mission of the ADA, but we actively participate in the events, including the largest ADA event, Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes.”
When Freedom Mortgage offered to support the Step Out walk team, Michael adopted Team Freedom Cares for his team. According to Michael, “On the day of the Step Out Walk, my family all went out and completed the walk to support the ADA and people living with diabetes. My daughters proudly wore their T1D shirts as they walked. Diabetes is a part of our lives, but anyone can help with the ADA’s mission to advocate for those with diabetes, further research, and provide resources for people with diabetes and healthcare professionals.” To find more information or donate, visit main.diabetes.org/goto/teamfreedomcares.