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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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Day 161

Part of living with diabetes is having people around you who help you, watch out for you, and support you..
For Craig, this has been a huge thing.

This past year has been rough..

But he has done so many amazing things to get through it, and continue to live his life and enjoy the things he loves to do.

The thing that helps to make this possible?....good friends.

One of his very good friends is about to move..and I am so very sad.  Part of it is the mom in me who wants her son to have that "great friend".. the other part of me is sad that we didnt get to spend more time together..
Lets start from the beginning.. we met this family and were immediately drawn to their  value of family..It beams from them!
They have 5 kids and you can tell that they are their world. The dad was starting a baseball team and Craig tried out.. Well he made the team and we were so excited.  From then, the 2 boys really became closer.

This was just shortly after Craig was diagnosed  that he became friends with Austin...

He was a great support for Craig..  He accepted Craig and all that came with his diabetes..
 Here they are volunteering for the JDRF, then enjoying a baseball game. (lol, thank you Carter for the picture!!)
 His family donated to our Walk for the cure and Austin walked with Craig..

 Some after walk football!
 He supported Craigs 1 year mark of his diagnosis by wearing blue laces and signing his card..I loved what he wrote! "Craig, You are an awesome baseball player.  Even though I thought when you got a shot was grose, but Im used to it"

They played several tournaments and countless practices together. 

 Late night sleepover, movies, playing in the rain,


Great friends like this are hard to find..
I feel like Austin was placed in Craigs life to help him through this past year... I know he was.
I am so thankful that my son was able to have such a great friend.. and thankful to his family for raising such a great young man.  I hope they will be lifelong friends.

Although we are excited for this family for their new adventure, selfishly I wish they were staying...

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