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, October 15, 2013

Day 118

well diabetes is really hard.. and is a lot of work.. and just kind of stinks..

BUT honestly I can say that some really great things have come from this trial in our lives... One of them happened last week.

Well several months ago Craig told me that he wanted to get his Eagle Scout Rank before he was 14.  He wanted to get his Eagle project done before then.  Ok, great!
Then he told me that he wasnt sure "what" he wanted to do, but that he knew he wanted to do something for the hospital.
I didnt really want him to just do a "collection" project.. I wanted his to really DO work , put a lot of time and heart into it..
When he told me his project idea, I was super excited!
He decided he wanted to host a carnival for the kids at the Childrens Hospital.

This was several months ago.  He has put in countless hours (with his dad) of sweat and hard work.. He chose and designed 6 carnival games. He had to get donations from several
hardware stores and also received some cash donations that helped immensely with supplies.

They built these games and worked so hard on them. He received a bunch of prizes donations of great thins for the kids at the hospital.  He wanted items that they could use in their rooms.. He had puzzles, slinkys, color books, markers/crayons, games, Legos and so much more!
 I am so proud of my boy!!

But again, to the point..had diabetes not entered his life, he may not have even thought to do this project.  Through his trials he has blessed so many people.  The night of the carnival 100 people attended... He said his favorite part was "the kids faces when they came in and as they had fun"
  The pictures tell the story..enjoy!!

 a couple games ready to paint.. I was happy to get my house and garage back after the event!

the ring toss game!

 each game was made from scratch.. sheets of wood and an idea!!

 Plinko.. the more detailed game of them all!263 tiny dowels were used to make this game!  each with the top painted a different color.. this game was a lot of work for Craig, but looked really cool!!
 target toss!
 these 2 put a lot of work into this event!

Diabetes is a huge trial but it doesnt overcome his life.. He triumphs above it! Great job Craiger.. You are such an awesome young man and we are proud of you for serving so many kiddos at the hospital and giving them such a fun night!!
Kids came in in wheel chairs, hooked to IVs, with neck brace even.. all ages from 2 years and up.  It was such a great experience to see the sweet kids enjoying their evening an just having fun!  
Many people can be bitter.. poor me.. but he has really turned this trial into something amazing.  I hope he continues to fight this disease with such humility and strength. 

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