Hello, my name is Melissa I'm going to tell you my story and why I'm walking. I'm walking for my son Nickolas he has type 1 diabetes.My son Nickolas turned 11 on Sept.10,2012.On Sept.25,2012 I took him to the ER for what i thought was an infection.After numerous test for doctor told us it was not an infected.He told us that my son has diabetes then he walked out.My son cried for hours he had no idea what diabetes is.He thought he was going to die.I held him so tight telling him he wasn't going to die.I had to call his dad and tell him that he needed to leave work we need him now.Thank god he works in the same building.The doctor came back in and said we cant take care of in here we are sending you to CHOP.After the doctor left my husband came in and said whats wrong. I had to tell him that our son has diabetes and they were sending him to CHOP in Philly.He said you go with him.My son and I were transported to CHOP by amblance.Nickolas was so scared, but at the same time he was trying to be strong.Him and I spent two and a half days in CHOP, and his dad running from jersey to philly every day for classes while also taking care of our younger children.Nickolas tries to be strong every day, but there are days he ask me"why me mom,what did i do'.I didnt know what to say.I told him that i love him, and we always be ther to take care of him.March 25,2013 was 6 months that we have known that nickolas has T1D, and it is still is a learning process every day.So, I am Nickolas's proud mom!!
I THANK ANYONE WHO HELPS SUPORT US WITH THIS WALK!!!!!