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Sunday, March 14, 2010

100 Words!

I was contacted by our local JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) Special Events Coordinator recently who wanted to know if my family was interested in having The Sugar Princess participate in their annual "Fund a Cure" at this year's JDRF's Beach Ball Gala!  What they want to do is to have place cards at every place setting depicting different children that live within their chapter that are affected by type 1 diabetes.  We of course were happy to help.  They wanted us to send in a picture along with 100 words that would introduce her, tell a little bit about how she lives with Type 1, and how she overcomes it!  I found this assignment very hard.  I could talk all day on Type 1 Diabetes...there is so much information!  There is so much that people do not know about this disease.  It was hard  to limit it to just 100 words....

The Sugar Princess
Diagnosed with Type 1 on 6/12/2007
Current age: 5 years old

I currently attend preschool and enjoy drawing,
 coloring, painting, creating things, and playing with my big sister.

My family and I are thankful that insulin was discovered.
My fingers are poked 8-10 times a day to monitor my blood sugar.
I get 4-6 insulin shots everyday.
Insulin is my life support. 

It is a balancing act between insulin, food, and exercise.
Sometimes we win, but sometimes it is a struggle.
I have a family who loves me.
They help me get through the tough times.
I look forward to saying......
‘I used to have Type 1 Diabetes!”

Please Remember "The Sugar Princess" during Fund a Cure
Dear D-Moms and Dads,
How would you put it into just 100 words???


  1. LOVE IT Ronda!

    O.M.G...I don't know what or how I would describe it in a 100 words...I'll think on it and post soon. Thanks for inspiring and raising awareness for the cause.

  2. OK first, I LOVE that picture of Olivia! I think you did a great job! I could probably think of something to write...but it would take me FOREVER!!!! I don't know if I could get it down to 100 words. I'd probably have to copy you!

  3. WOW!!!!!!! That's so awesome...100 words...oh man....I don't know!!!!

  4. I KNOW I couldnt do it in 100 words - but you did it PERFECTLY!!!
    I found your blog through Meri - and have seen you on FB as well. Hope you dont mind that I have been "stalking" for a bit. =)