Ellyana was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in February of 2009. She was barely 3 years old. We don’t know why God chose her but I believe He wouldn’t have done so if he didn’t think that she would be able to manage a life with diabetes.
From almost the first day that she was diagnosed, Ellyana has been the one to do the finger pokes, maybe because it was the only thing she could control. She truly has been a trooper with the entire process through diagnosis and her need for injections up to 3 times a day.
I found great support from JDRF right away. I remember calling and the Foundation put me in touch with another mom who called me and we chatted for an hour. The understanding of someone else helped me to cope, even though I am a critical care nurse, and have worked in the emergency department BC Children’s Hospital. It was my child now who needed care in the medical system.
The Walk to Cure Diabetes has become an annual event for us and Ellyana looks forward to this every single year. We have been so fortunate to have generous donors who support us yearly and we are all striving to find a cure for diabetes. The day is fun, encouraging and emotional all at the same time. We all gather together as supporters of a loved one. We gather to challenge diabetes & how it changes you. We gather to see her laugh with her new found friends and remember that we all have something in common, and something we can find a cure for.
Please join us at the 2012 TELUS Walk to Cure Diabetes. Together we will find a cure!
Mom to Ellyana
and Family Committee Member for the 2012 Fraser Valley TELUS Walk to Cure Diabetes
Silpada Designs and JDRF have teamed up with the perfect holiday stocking-stuffer for the jewellery-lover in your life!
Silpada Designs Polishing Cloths, which retail for just $5.00, are the perfect gifts that keep on giving. For every Polishing Cloth sold, Silpada Designs, in conjunction with its Representatives, donates $1.00 to JDRF’sgoal of curing type 1 diabetes while improving the lives of people living with this disease.
Since this is the season of all things merry and bright, Silpada Designs is committed to bring some sparkle to a child’s life through the Polishing Off Juvenile Diabetes campaign. So, you can feel good knowing that a gift to spiff up baubles will also help JDRF in its efforts of curing, treating and preventing type 1 diabetes. The signature 10″ x 8″ cotton fabric cloth is specially treated and designed to polish Silver, Gold and Platinum jewellery – meaning no matter the piece, a Polishing Cloth is always the perfect present!
This holiday season, help Silpada and JDRF to party with a purpose with their Polishing Cloths…the gift that keeps on giving! For more information about the Polishing Off Juvenile Diabetes campaign, contact Silpada at 1-888-925-7732 or at www.silpada.ca
In celebration of World Diabetes Day there is a free public event focused on diabetes education. The expo will feature keynote speaker, Erica Sigurdson, comedian living with type 1 diabetes and motivational speaker Chris Jarvis, Canadian rower and 2007 PanAM Games Gold Medalist. There will also be interactive presentations on footcare from Podiatrist Dr. George Duft and tips on emotional well-being from the Canadian Mental Health Association.
Don’t miss our tradeshow, light refreshments and great door prizes!
Date: Saturday, November 19, 2011 Time: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Registration & tradeshow starts at 12:30 pm Location: Salvation Army Community Church
35190 Delair Road
Free admission. For more information, please contact: Nancy Collier at firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you have a loved one with type 1 diabetes or have type 1 yourself? Are you interested in providing one-to-one support, a sympathetic ear, and some practical suggestions to newly diagnosed families or individuals?
The JDRF Mentorship Program matches newly diagnosed individuals and families with others that have lived with diabetes for years. Our JDRF mentors are the voices of experience and hope for those facing an unfamiliar lifestyle after diagnosis.
If you are interested in becoming a mentor or if you would like to be connected with a JDRF mentor please contact your local JDRF office.
We are now accepting 2011 applications for two sessions: Burnaby: Saturday October 22nd Abbotsford : Sunday October 23rd
A limited number of applications will be accepted. Our greatest need is for parents of children diagnosed at a young age.
For more information and or to RSVP, please contact Nancy at 604.320.1937 ext. 26 or email@example.com