Posted on a support group website I am on

This is the 5th loss of a type one teen that I am aware of in the last 4 months.

I’m trying to stop crying to type this… this poor family lost their dear son last night (read below). I don’t know the details (if the
parents checked him during the night, etc…) but I wanted to share
their e-mail so you can send them your supporting thoughts &

There is an address to send donations & cards that I will post if anyone is interested.
Hug your child today & for God's sake please check their BG overnight!

Rachel -
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Laura Billetdeaux <>
Date: Sat, Mar 27, 2010 at 8:53 AM
Subject: [CWDP] Fw: Trent Nicholson
To: parents list children with diabetes <>,

Everyone - This is very very sad. Trent's mom asked that I please pass this
along to you. The Nicholson's could use everyone's support, whether it is a
phone call, an email, or a donation somewhere in honor and memory of their

Our CWD staff knows the Nicholson's well - they have been to many a
conference and are simply CWD family. This loss hits very close to home, and
we are all shaken.

Laura Billetdeaux
VP Education and Programs
Children with Diabetes -
Phone: 734-428-8265 Fax 734-428-0106 Mobile: 734-353-9294
Mom of Sam, dx'd 8/98, now officially in year 3 of college!
Mom of Carolyn, NYU graduate!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jen Nicholson" <>
To: "Laura Billetdeaux" <>
Sent: Saturday, March 27, 2010 11:08 AM
Subject: Trent Nicholson

>I need to tell you some bad news.
> Trent was so excited to get to the conference this year to see all his
> friends, friends who understood his daily life as a diabetic. He
> especially wanted to see Jackie from Indiana, who he met last year.
> Thursday morning when I went to his room to wake him for school, he had
> passed away in the night. Knowing he was gone I, as a ER nurse knew the
> outcome, but had to try for my other children....
> Obviously we have to wait for an autopsy but I'm sure his blood sugar
> dropped too low.
> It is difficult to write this and our family is an emotional wreck. His
> twin sister Tara is torn up and his older brother just falls apart every
> few minutes.
> Our life will never be the same.
> My older son vows to find a cure and wants to know where to send any
> money that he fundraises. Maybe you can help him with that and let us
> know which organization he should focus on.
> Dr Fran Kaufman is perplexed and also very distraught over this loss, as
> well as all the doctors at Childrens hospital LA.
> Please pass the message along for our family.
> There has been a memorial fund started for Trent. My friend Janell Wilson
> (805)674-2905 is handling all this stuff for us.
> Also our phone (805)471-6420. We need all the help we can get. Our life
> is crumbling.
> Bob and Jennifer Nicholson
> (Trent 14 dx 2/2000, Tara 14 (Trents twin), and our oldest Tyler 14)