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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Friday, April 25, 2014

Type 1.....

oh there are so many days I hate this disease..and there are so many more that we just live with it...
This week I had a rough mommy moment.. I was at work (I work at my kids elementary school in the PreK) and I walked into the cafeteria and saw madi right in front of me..
A girl was in front of her and said, "ew, get away, You have diabetes, dont touch me!"

My heart sank! I held back tears as I told this girl that it was not ok to talk to Madi that way.  I took Madi aside and she hugged me. I told her to tell me if that ever happens again.
No mother wants to see that.. no one wants their children to feel like that.  Like something is wrong with them. Nothing is wrong with my kids.. or any child with a disease.

Oh how I wished she didnt have to have that moment.. I felt so sad for my little girl.

The next day I though more about it and realizing people just dont know about diabetes and it wasnt the girls fault that she didnt know.  Yes, she was bullying my daughter, but now its our opportunity to educate her.

This is the reason we advocate for the disease! Why we educate at schools.  Why we fundraise and why we share our story!

This week Craig spoke at a school assembly. He did a great job.. At the end he let students ask questions.
One question was , "If you could have a different disease, what would it be?"
We thought it an odd questions.. No one wants any disease.. no one wants to choose one or the other.. I would rather they had no disease..
Craig answered, "I dont mind diabetes because I can still live a full life"

I will try to get the video uploaded from the assembly.  He was nervous, but he let the whoile assembly.  It is such a great experience for him to share his story and educate others.  I am so proud of him!

Our other so Landon (12) wanted to plan a dodgle ball tournament at his school with proceeds going to JDRF.
Thats the school that Craig spoke at. The school had an assemble, will have the dodge ball tournament next week, and Friday will do a school walk! I love that the school is so supportive. 

Its important to teach our children that they have to power to educate others. 

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