So crazy that its almost been a year..
Well as I was thinking of it, I wanted to do something special for him
Because although getting diagnosed with Type 1 is not something I want to celebrate, there are many things to celebrate..
In this past year Craig has:
- pricked his finger at least 2900 times
- Pierced his skin with a needle and injected insulin at least 1800 times
- Spoken to 6 school classes about diabetes awareness
- Spoken at an assembly
- Helped earn $1500 for JDRF for research for a cure
- Walked the JDRF walk for a cure
- Volunteered at Tour De Cure
- Won 3 championship rings for baseball
- Been named Team captain of his Baseball team
- Gone on hikes, camp outs and also Rock climbing with diabetes
- He has helped to gather items for children at the hospital
- Has kept all A's throughout all of the craziness of his super busy life
- Has spent 6 days in the hospital due to diagnosis and sickness.
- and done so many other things
I am also very thankful for the many people who have supported Craig this past year. People who have allowed him to live his life as though he has no disease.. People who have helped him to continue to enjoy the things he loves.
Family, friends, coaches and team members, Boys Scout and church leaders, and teachers..
They have allowed him to be him..and not "a kid with diabetes".....I feel so thankful for these people..
Craig has a wonderful group of friends who do not care that he has type 1... but that allow him to be a kid..and they look out for him and his diabetes. For me to know that when he is at baseball, or at a scouting event, or with his friends, that he has people looking out for him.
That is a true blessing!
I am also thankful for Craig..for his strength and faith. He has gone through this year so gracefully...He has helped other children and helped so many see what Type 1 is.. I am so proud of my boy!