Thursday, July 17, 2008

Yaay, Me!

Yes, I'm tooting my own horn. I was accepted a few days ago as a member of JDRF's ODST (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation's Online Diabetes Support Team)!!!! WHOO HOO! I'm so excited and nervous. The application process was a little nervous-making. I had to fill out an app, write a bio of why I think I know enough about type 1 diabetes to help the newly diagnosed, then answer sample questions. The questions were trickier than I thought they'd be and I literally bawled the entire time I spent answering them (about an hour and a half total). I wanted it to be JUST RIGHT, because I remember how it felt when Allie was first diagnosed. There is no way to describe it when your child's life (and your own) has been permanently and dangerously turned up-side-down. If I can help people through the extremely difficult and stressful time post-diagnosis, then my life means so much more.

Speaking of JDRF, we're approaching the annual Walk for a Cure! I will put Allie's team link up here soon so anyone who wants to donate can do so. Or you can join our team and help raise money. And you can walk with us on walk day out at Tempe Town Lake!

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Crazymamaof6 said...

that is AWESOME! you will be great! and you are totally into it! which is huge when doing that kind of thing! you rock!
it's so painful to remember those feelings and kind of relive them.
when i do the thyroid cancer support group stuff, it brings all those crappy memories back, and puts me into a funk that i didn't have at the time, i was surviving, i didn't have time to feel stressed about it, helping others kinda brings be out of my denial, i had to stop participating on the support group, it was too stressful for me.
so you rock doing that , wanting to help others , I'm sure you will be awesome at it!

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