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World Diabetes Day - Family and Diabetes Type Onesie

A personal campaign sponsored by Sydney Swain

November 14, 2019

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Thank you for taking part in Family and Diabetes Type Onesie!  

My best friend Lucy and I's families have both been greatly effected by the diagnoses of Type 1 diabetes. Lucy's mom and grandpa were diagnosed in their 20's and my baby sister Emy at age 2 almost lost her life last year to Type 1 diabetes. There have many sleepless nights, regular hospital visits and constant monitoring of health and nutrition of our family members.  We are starting an annual fundraising and awareness campaign within our school and community to highlight this very serious life threatening auto immune disease that effects over 300,000 Canadians.  With money raised going to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, we are hoping to find a cure one day.

We are asking students of H.D. Stafford Middle School and James Hill Elementary (Langley) to show their support by bringing in a donation to school on November 14th and wear a onesie (#typeonesie) or PJ's in solidarity.  

Our goal is to one day make this an annual fun fundraising & awareness event in all schools and communities across BC until a cure is found. 

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Thank you for helping to turn type one into type none!

-Sydney, Lucy, Sienna & Emy