Monday, February 11, 2013

Can You Even Imagine?

Remember when you or your child was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes?  I don't remember that much, but I do remember getting my very first insulin injection from the nurse.  I'm pretty sure I cried.

But what if you lived in a place where insulin was hard to find.  Or your family just plain could not afford it.  Period.  Can you even imagine?

Unfortunately, this is the reality for many families all over the world.  People DIE due to lack of access to insulin.  It's 2013, and people are still DYING because of this!

Some fantastic people in the DOC want to DO SOMETHING about this!  Here's Kerri's explanation:

"We want to help the Life for a Child program, sponsored by the International Diabetes Federation, which aims to take 'contributions from donors [to] go to established diabetes centers enabling them to provide the ongoing clinical care and diabetes education these children need to stay alive.'  Our idea was to take the typical 'dozen roses,' so popular on Valentine’s Day, and save just one rose to spare the life of a child. 'Spare a Rose, Save a Child' is simple:  buy one less rose this Valentine’s Day and share the value of that flower with a child with diabetes in the developing world.  Your loved one at home still gets flowers, and you both show some love to someone who needs it."

I love this idea.

One less rose.  Or one less latte.  Or one less froyo run (ahem, me).  It doesn't take much to make a difference.  You can donate here.

And help us spread the word!  From February 10th-16th, tell everyone you can!  If you tweet about it, please use the hashtag #sparearose.

You can save the life of a child with Type 1 Diabetes.


  1. Thanks for helping to spread the word, Jess!

  2. Amiga,
    You rock!! Thanks for getting the word out about the Spare a Rose, Save a Child initiative...