I won't fill up your screen with text so I'll keep this short.
My little sister was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes when she was eleven years old. Eleven. She was a little girl, man. Then about a year later, she got celiac disease.
And honestly, it's terrible. Seriously, she's barely a teenager. She can't live the same kind of life most peopel typically do. She can't even go to birthday parties and eat cake because between the wheat and the sugar, she will get violently ill. Think about that for a minute. You're fourteen years old and you have to inject yourself with a drug four times a day or you will DIE. You can't eat anything containing gluten. No cake, no bread, no noodles, nada. And the stuff you can eat, costs a ton of money.
That's why I want to stop diabetes. Because kids like my sister suffer. They have to be different. They have to be the kids to leave class before lunch to get their insulin. They're the kids who can't eat what everyone else is eating. They're the kids who grow up knowing they won't quite fit in, knowing they have a physical condition and knowing there is nothing they can do about it. They are the kids who grow more accepting, and responsible, and brave. They're the kids who need to know they are loved and that people care about them and want to give them their lives back, to let them be children again.
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