cariefamilyCarie has a long history with the Kids With Courage Foundation.  After her brother (McGwire) was diagnosed with Type 1, Carie’s mom (Daphna) started KWC.  She has been involved from the beginning.  She organized and held the first fund raising event, helped make the very first ‘Crate, Full of Courage’ (along with many more) and has done anything and everything that was necessary to make sure all the newly diagnosed kids received a bundle of encouragement.  In Carie’s words “Kids With Courage is small, but we know our mission and we get it done.  While ‘I’ thought my dream was to be an elementary school teacher, fate stepped in.  After my brother’s diagnosis of this dreadful disease, another plan emerged—making sure the brave children and young people battling Type 1 get the support they desperately need.  I love getting to know and watching the children with Type 1 grow into amazing young people.  It is a privilege.”

What I do at Kids With Courage:
Board member. Volunteer. Help put crates together. Organize fund-raising events.

What I like most about being involved with KWC:
Watching the Type 1 kids interact, smile and make new friends.

If I could meet one person from the past or present, who would it be and why?
Marilyn Monroe. I feel she was lost and alone. A beautiful woman on the outside, but I don’t think many people really knew her.

Place I would love to travel:
Caribbean

What are your hobbies?
My daughter Emma (and her activities), my sons Alexander and Bronson, bowling, playing poker

Many people would be surprised if they knew I…
Loved playing poker and like taking a girl’s trip to Vegas occasionally