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.
A letter from Alyse Bredemeier Talbot, nurse, Children's Hospital, volunteer for the Kids With Courage Foundation
I see what these crates do. I see the impact they make. Sometimes it's the one thing that helps a family see a glimmer of light in a seemingly dark future. I just wanted to share this with you. I love the impact we have...even if you guys never know.
I feel blessed to be in the position I am in...I can see what we do and tell all of you. So thank you Daphna, for starting this. For undertaking this large endeavor....
Meet Our Featured Courage Champion McGWIRE BOTTCHER
McGwire is the original ‘Courage Champion’ who is the inspiration behind the Kids With Courage Foundation. McGwire’s special brand of courage inspires other children and young people with Type 1 diabetes. Her fighting spirit, courage and strength that began at the young age of 7 continues to inspire us every day as she has battled Type 1 diabetes over half her young life. She will forever be our Champion!
Since McGwire was diagnosed in 2006, over 120,000 more children in the United States have suffered because of Type 1 diabetes. Children and young people forced into a lifetime of medical procedure and protocol, numerous daily injections, blood tests and unimaginable daily battles. Finding a way to live life the best they can. These kids all have hopes and dreams of living long lives. They have parents, brothers and sisters, grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins who cherish them. Our champions face life head on—they battle, they persevere, they overcome. They inspire all those who know them with their bravery, strength, and love of life. They are all Courage Champions!