Faces of Hope

Hi everyone! This isn’t a discussion as much as it is an invitation. I thought it would be seen more if I put it here rather than just in a blog post.

I am holding a walk in October to raise money for The Iacocca Foundation. At last year’s walk I did a sort of slide presentation called “The Faces of Hope”.

Basically, I had people with type 1 diabetes email me their (or their child’s) pictures. Also, I asked for name, age at diagnosis, where they live (whatever info they are comfortable with sharing).

Then, I put it all into a presentation that I showed at the walk. My purpose is to show those in attendance that this isn’t just about my son, but also the millions of others who deal with this disease on a daily basis and that those affected come in all shapes, colors, and ages. Last year I had about 20 people email me pictures. This year, I would like to have a lot more.

If you are interested in being in my presentation this year please email me your picture along with whatever information you would like people to know about you to : pennylane5001@mchsi.com

Thanks in advance. And, if you would like to donated to my walk you can find out how at my page.

what kind of info do you want, I’m tired so I’m not sure what to write lol.

name, age, age at diagnosis, where you live (just the state will be fine), any hobbies or special interest, if on shots or pump…

My face is too old for any hope. :wink:

Penny - You can feel free to use any photo I’ve got on here.

As for the other information:

I was diagnosed on June 25, 1982 - I was eight, almost 9 years old. I have had diabetes for 25 years. I wear a Deltec Cozmo insulin pump. I live in Massachusetts. I am a writer, artist, daughter, sister, aunt, friend, lover, musician, fundraiser - who happens to have diabetes. My life is more complicated than the life of a person who doesn’t have diabetes - but those complications don’t make it any less beautiful or any less wondrous.

Thank you, Nicole!!

No it isn’t!!! I had someone in the faces of hope last year that is in his 60s. You are never too old to hope.