Please join us on November 4th, 2016 for our annual
One Inspired Evening Gala at 6pm at the historic
An Inspirational Evening…
Full of Fun—
Cocktail Reception, Dinner, Program,
Silent Auction, Music and Dancing
CHARITY EVENT BENEFITING CHILDREN AND YOUNG
PEOPLE BATTLING DAILY TO STAY ALIVE—
THOSE WITH TYPE 1 DIABETES AT CHILDREN’S MERCY
HOSPITAL THROUGH THE
KIDS WITH COURAGE FOUNDATION
Welcome our Emcee, Michelle Bogowith, Meterologist
Click here to for more information on this amazing event.
Our Monthly Mentor Message!
My suggestion to a recently diagnosed child or young person would be to find others like them, whether that be a support group, camps or just following other diabetics on social media sites, finding other people who are dealing with the dame daily challenges as you make it much easier. I would also encourage them to never be ashamed of their disease. Diabetes is very often the punch line of a joke, or having the illness is blamed on the sick person. Living in a world where the majority of the population seems to believe that your illness is your fault, even though it is not, can make it very hard to be open about being sick. This often causes diabetics to go out of their way to hide from others by keeping insulin pumps hidden under our clothing, going to the bathroom to take shots, or to check our blood sugar and sometimes even avoiding a break when we need to, for fear that those around us may think we are being lazy. Not be ashamed of living with the disease and talking to people who are dealing with the same problem make a huge difference, they can help you cope better with the illness and stop feeling quite so isolated from those around you.
By Alexandra J. of St.Louis, MO
Providing opportunities that encourage, educate and create positive outcomes in the lives of children, young people and families whose life long journey includes battling Type 1 diabetes.