A year ago today we sat in Isabella’s room at the Hospital ABC in Mexico City on DAY 2 of her life with T1D. Today we began YEAR 2.
Yesterday was amazing…Isabella’s journey was celebrated not only here in Ohio, but also in Texas and Florida. Though we have so much to be thankful for, I have to admit I am looking forward to the day we can celebrate a cure for this disease.
Over the past 24 hours we’ve received some very generous donations from friends, family, and strangers to support our team in the upcoming JDRF Northeast Ohio Walk to Cure Diabetes. Words can’t begin to express our gratitude to everyone who has joined us on our journey to a cure for type 1 diabetes…we are truly blessed. A year ago we would never have imagined all that we would experience and accomplish since Isabella’s diagnosis:
-We’ve met some amazing people who also have T1D in their lives;
-Visited the DRI (Diabetes Research Institute) where we met with diabetes researchers;
-Led teams participating in JDRF walks in Ohio and the FIND walk in Mexico City;
-Attended the JDRF Hope Gala in Miami;
-Created partnerships to raise funds (including jewelry, t-shirts, hair bows, and ornaments);
-Partnered with amazing businesses to host successful fundraising events;
-Won 2nd prize in a diabetes awareness photo contest sponsored by the JDCA;
-Attended a Children with Diabetes Conference at Disney;
-Been profiled in various online and print publications;
-Launched this website (yay!);
-Raised nearly $14,000 and counting towards diabetes research…
And we’re not done yet 🙂
As promised, here are some photos commemorating Isabella’s 1-Year Diaversary yesterday!