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We are raising money to go to a conference called Friends for Life that will be held in Orlando Florida July of 2019.
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The community Children with Diabetes holds a conference every year in Orlando Florida to bring together families of Type 1 Diabetes. At this week long conference we will have the opportunity to meet with other families that go through the same struggles we do and hopefully meet life long friends that we can share our stories with. At this conference they will have areas where they will teach siblings of Type 1 Diabetics different things and a safe place where they can express how they truly feel about there life being different after diagnosis. Because honestly this disease does not just affect the ones living through it. It affects us all. It has an area where the children of type 1 can get together with others their age going through the same things and has an area where the parents can go to learn about the struggles of the teen years, how to deal with the schools and the different medications and technology that is coming out to better their lives. Friends for life gives you different colored wrist bands to determine whether you are a family member of a type 1 or if you are the one with diabetes. That way when you are approaching others you can know for sure. We always get excited to run into someone who endures the struggles we do and feel as though we aren't alone in this when a lot of time we feel we are. We hope to get a lot out of this conference as this is a huge part of our daily lives. We hope to be able to come home with life long friends and hope to make this a tradition for years to come. In 2019 it will be the 20th year that Friends for Life have been doing this conference in Florida. Some of the volunteers are type 1 themselves and have been attending since day 1. We plan to end the campaign in time so everyone who lives in the Twin cities can wear their shirts to the Type 1 Diabetic walk that will be held at MOA on February 23th. I hope you all will join us!!!