Shes a year older now: 10! It seems like just yesterday that Alli did not need to count her carbs, check her blood sugar by finger pricks, and worry about her highs and lows. Lows: confusion and/or worse scenario, coma; highs: violently ill.
Alli cannot remember when she was like all her friends, no diabetes. The diagnosis came at 4 years old, several days after she was flower girl for Uncle Richs wedding at Lake Tahoe. Something just wasnt quite right, and when she got home medical tests came back positive.
She has graduated from numerous daily shots to wearing a device a pod that keeps her alive and delivers insulin through her body when she eats. This year she wants to tell her classmates that she has Type 1 Juvenile Diabetes, only when she needs to; she wants to be like everyone else.
Diabetes is with her every day, whether its at school, dance, play-dates, or her new passion horseback riding She needs to keep her diabetes supply bag with her at all times. Her diabetes is monitored by mom and dad, day-night, 24/7; theres no vacation from juvenile diabetes, at least right now.
We are hopeful with the progress that has been made, that Allis biggest wish will come true: a cure. We will continue to hope and pray, and know that with your help a cure will occur in her lifetime.
Alli is blessed to have her family and friends, those who walk with us, those who donate to the walk, and those who keep us in their thoughts and prayers. We are blessed, and we have HOPE.
Eve and Dick Johnson
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