Craig and Madi are siblings who both have Type 1 diabetes. They were both diagnosed in 2012 and with in 4 months of each other. Craig (16) and Madi (7) are awesome kids and here you will see the everyday things that come with Type 1. There is no cure for type 1 diabetes. Thank you so much for reading!!
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Monday, November 19, 2012

Day 135

Today Craig went to the elementary school and spoke at an assembly for 3rd graders and then spoke in 4 different 5th grade classes.  He did awesome!
I tared up a few times..It was really hard hearing him express his feelings about his diagnosis and his experience with his first shot..

The first assembly he was pretty nervous..He had a speech prepared and pretty much read it.. But when he went in the classes and got more practice, he more engaged the audience and had more fun.

It was such a great experience for him and for me as well.  I am SO glad he got the opportunity to do this!
I feel so blessed that he is able to talk about it and speak to others so openly about it and not be embarrassed.  In fact when I asked him if he wanted to be involved in this and speak, he asked "Do I get to miss school?"
To which I said yes, then he said "ok!"

Ha.. This morning he mad this...It is the amount of shots he gets in 1 month. He had 2 volunteers come up and hold it out so everyone could see .  When they did this the kids all went "oh! and awe!"
After his speech he allowed kids to ask questions.. During this I overheard many kids in each class say things like  "diabetes sucks!" "that sucks" , "oh my gosh!"

It made me sad in a way that this thing that "sucks" is my childs disease..but also made me proud that he can share this with people and help others learn about this disease. He is such a strong boy and I am so proud of him!
As we left the school he said "thanks for setting this up mom"
I was so thankful that it was a great experience for him.

Hopefully by tomorrow I can get the video up on the blog!

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