Dear Friends and Family,
My name is Sarah and I am ten years old. I love dance, gymnastics, fishing, annoying my brother and goofing around with my friends. If you were to see me out anywhere, you would think that I am a healthy kid.
However, I have Type 1 Diabetes, and I am insulin dependent. As a result my life is far from normal. When I was little I had to have four to six shots a day, now I wear an insulin pump called the omnipod. I fill it with insulin and change it every three days. Over the last three years, I have changed my pump site over 400 times. That may not seem like much, but it does to me because each time you change it a small catheter is injected into your body. In addition, I have to poke my finger to test my blood sugars 6 to 10 times a day. Since being diagnosed, six and a half years ago, I have ed my finger over 18,720 times. Growing up with diabetes is very hard. It is hard to control and everyday is a challenge.
When you have diabetes people think it makes you different, but you are not. I am just an ordinary girl. Diabetes does not slow me down; however, there are some things I cannot do that my friends can, like having sleepovers and eating whatever I want when ever I want.
Please join me, my family and friends in ?Giving Diabetes the Boot? and become a member of Sarah?s Lucky Charms and walk with us at The Lake Elsinore Storm Stadium on Saturday, April 27 at 9:00 am. Register for the walk and or donate at http://walk.jdrf.org/ Donations, tax deductible, can me made online or mailed to our home address. Please make checks out to JDRF. No donation is to small and all money raised brings the CURE one step closer.
Thanks for all of your love and support!!!
http://www2.jdrf.org/site/TR/Walk-CA/Ch ... fr_id=2190
Yes, she wrote the letter all by herself.