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I am blessed to be parenting two beautiful girls, ages eight and eleven. My youngest nearly lost her life at age six (August 2010) to diabetic ketoacidosis: an often fatal consequences of undiagnosed type 1 diabetes. This is OUR journey: raw and sometimes, uncensored.

Thank you for visiting wishing good health and a cooperative pancreas to you and yours.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Dear Black Press:

To Whom It May Concern:

My seven year old daughter was suddenly and inexplicably diagnosed as type 1 diabetic last August. Our family team "Rowan's Recruits" have been working hard on fundraising efforts for this year's Walk To Cure Diabetes, since last September. When I learned that Black Press was a sponsor, I was proud, and hoped that this walk would get the attention and news coverage it so desperately needed.

So you can imagine my utter disappointment, when as a sponsor, there was absolutely NO mention of the walk, OR the herculean fundraising efforts. I believe that Black Press had the ability to dramastically increase awareness of this community event, and at the same time, increase awareness of fundraising efforts.

My seven year old daughter has to test her blood glucose, with a special sharp lancet to her finger, 8 - 10 times a day. It hurts! She also receives two insulin injections everyday (unfortunately, sometimes more). This chronic, incurable disease has very much infringed on the innocence of childhood. As her mother, I will do ANYTHING in my power to help facilitate the discovery of a cure.

I guess my only question now is, as an event sponsor: how come YOU won't?

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