Upcoming Education Event:
The Kids With Courage Foundation presents GUARDIAN ANGELS Partners in Care.
Type 1 diabetes Education Class.
Presented by Cyndy Cohoon, Certified Diabetes Educator, Children’s Mercy Hospital and Kids With Courage, Director of Education.
WHO CAN COME: Grandparent, Extended family, Babysitters, Teachers, School Nurses, Day Care providers. Anyone who cares enough to be involved with a child with Type 1 diabetes.
Care for a child with Type 1 diabetes while the primary care giver is away
Identify a diabetes emergency and respond with confidence.
Deliver an insulin injection with confidence
Identify foods that may drastically influence the blood sugar of a child with diabetes
Identify myths and misinformation from facts about diabetes
Deliver the same loving care to a child with diabetes as a child without diabetes
Identify a healthy food choice
Identify when to call the healthcare provider
Hands on training
EVENT INCLUDES LIGHT SNACK, BEVERAGE, AND EDUCATION PACKET
Tickets are $10 (plus an online convenience fee) per person.
Meet Our Featured Courage Champion Aaron O.
Diagnosed almost 2 years
a class leader
a great friend
a loving brother
a helpful son
a high school junior
a devoted boyfriend
a teen with Type 1 diabetes
a lover of music
an excellent carb counter
a history buff
a happy, positive young man
an Academic Excellence recipient
a 2 yr FBLA State competitor
a cool cousin
an adored grandson
a Clinton Cardinal
Aaron is a typical teenager that enjoys hanging out with his friends and girlfriend in his spare time. He is usually the “DJ” for his friends and family and he knows that music is a powerful tool that helps people relax and escape their daily struggles. Aaron was diagnosed his freshman year of high school one month before his 15th birthday. He received his driver’s permit the very next month! Despite this life altering diagnosis, Aaron has achieved the Academic Excellence Award at his high school for the past two years and has also qualified for the Future Business Leaders of America state competition both years. Aaron has also enjoyed being involved in the high school band and competing with the drumline. He is thankful for the kindness shown to him at the time of his diagnosis by Kids With Courage. It meant so much to know that he wasn't alone.
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.