Every holiday season, the giving spirit grows and tons of gifts exchange hands as we celebrate and wish for the best to happen to those we love.
This year, I want to invite you to consider for a minute doing something about diabetes. Look around you: it is not hard to find someone or some organization to share a little bit with. It may be money or it may be a smile, but do something about it.
I will give you two pointers for you to start, as close references, since they pertain to things close to the lives of two of our members:
-Cody Turner has asked for our help to raise the funds she needs to get an Animas Insulin Pump. Another member of our community helped get her a VERY good price on it, but she still needs to raise close to $1,600 (she has only raised $15 since Nov. 10). We can help her reach that goal. Here is how you can help Cody.
-Julie Burke is a member of American Youth Understanding Diabetes Abroad (AYUDA), They are doing a phenomenal job at empowering youth in developing countries to take an active role in managing their diabetes through essential diabetes education, in order to prevent the severe complications caused by the disease. Through their work, as little as $25 can help sponsor the transportation for 1 child to a diabetes camp for kids. Find out how you can help AYUDA in their mission.
These are two examples. It’s not hard if you look around… so please do something about diabetes this holiday season. Once you have, without saying what you did or for whom, come back here and post saying: “I did something about diabetes this holiday season.”
If you can help spread the word about this idea by posting on your blog about it, so we can make a difference in someone touched by diabetes this year, please do so.