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WEHT Local Lifestyles – JDRF Holiday World One Walk


THE WIND IS JOSTLING ALL OF OUR CAMERAS. MOST OF US IN THE MID-40S AND FEELING CHILLIER THAN THAT WITH WINDS FROM THE NORTH AT 10-20 MPH. WIND CHILLS IN THE 30S FOR A LOT OF US. WIND SHIFTED MORE TO THE SOUTH BASICALLY MOVING ALMOST DUE NORTH RIGHT NOW. THE JBR FOUNDATION IS HAVING A FUNDRAISER AT HOLIDAY WORLD. – – IS A VOLUNTEER. YOU’VE BEEN WITH THE ORGANIZATION A WILD. ABOUT 10 YEARS. Ange: WHY DID YOU GET INVOLVED. OUR DAUGHTER WAS DIAGNOSED WITH TYPE I OF YOU YEARS AGO. IT’S DIFFICULT TO CARE AND IS A DIFFICULT DISEASE TO HAVE. SO THEY ARE THE LEAD FUNDER AND RESEARCH PROCURING, PREVENTING AND TREATMENT FOR TYPE I. AND GOT INVOLVED. Ange: SO RAISING FUNDS AND ALSO AWARENESS. Ange: WHAT HAPPENED WHEN YOU FOUND OUT? I HAD TO GO TO THE HOSPITAL FOR THREE DAYS AND WE HAD TO GO RIGHT AFTER CHRISTMAS. IT WAS HARD FOR MY FAMILY BECAUSE WE WERE STILL GETTING PAST CHRISTMAS. Ange: HOW DID YOU CHANGE YOUR LIFE? WHAT DID YOU HAVE TO LEARN AND HOW DO YOU MANAGE? I HAVE TO LEARN TO MANAGE MY DIABETES. I HAD TO LEARN TO KNOW WHEN I’M LOW, HIGH. HOW TO DOSE MYSELF. Ange: IS A HARD WHEN YOU’RE IN SCHOOL AND EVERYONE ELSE IS HAVING BROWNIES AND WHATEVER ELSE? HOW DO YOU MANAGE THAT. Ange: WHAT DOES THIS FUNDRAISER MEET YOU AND THE CONFERENCE? WE GET TO RAISE MONEY TO FIND A CURE FOR TYPE I DIABETES. Ange: YOU THINK YOU WILL I THINK REGISTRATION IS AT 9:00. ANYBODY CAN DO THAT, IT’S ONLY A MILE. THEN YOU SPEND THE DAY IN THE PARK WRITING RIDES. IT’S A GOOD OPPORTUNITY FOR PEOPLE WITH TYPE I OR PEOPLE WHO KNOW SOMEONE TO GET TOGETHER AS A COMMUNITY AND SUPPORT THOSE THAT ARE STRUGGLING. BECAUSE IT DOES AFFECT EVERYONE. Ange: EVERYONE’S GOT TO MAKE ADJUSTMENTS AND CHANGE THE WAY YOU DO THINGS. HOW DO PEOPLE GET TICKETS? YOU CAN GO ONLINE. UNDER FUNDRAISING I THINK. THEN YOU CAN SEARCH IF YOU KNOW SOMEONE. YOU CAN MAKE YOUR OWN TEAM. LOOK FOR A COMPANY TEAM. LOTS OF DIFFERENT WAYS. WHAT IS YOUR TEAM NAME? MACY’S SQUAD. Ange: CAN THEY BE ON YOUR SQUAD? JUST GO TO THE FOUNDATION WEBSITE. TELL EVERYBODY WHERE YOU GO TO SCHOOL.

Stephen Childs

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