BENEFITING: IDAHO DIABETES YOUTH PROGRAMS INC
I am seeking out help in raising money to cover the fees that will enable me to volunteer at three sessions of diabetic camps this summer and help get the Outreach Regional program off the ground.
Why I take a special interest:
As for my background, I am a Type 1 diabetic for fourteen years now. I began attending camps and support groups almost simultaneously as my diagnosis as I knew I could not do it alone. I have volunteered for the Foundation for Children and Youth with Diabetes camps for as long as I have had diabetes, but unfortunately, the organization has begun to crumble. This fact has been heavy on my heart for the last few years as I have watched/fought the deterioration. Despite the setbacks, I knew that two things were sure regardless: I love working with diabetic children and that I wanted to do that for the rest of my life.
With these two truths, I began creating a company specifically for Type I diabetics while in my undergrad schooling. Generally speaking, the company will be a hands on mentoring program for Type 1 diabetics. As soon as they are diagnosed, the company will help them get in good independent diabetic care habits from the beginning.
As I know this company will help the community drastically, I need your help to help the community in return. This summer I am participating in an internship for Camp Hodia and the Idaho Diabetic Youth Programs. These organizations are an enormous umbrella for programs that have been created to help diabetic children. I am excited to be able to go up to Idaho this summer and learn from them and their successes to bring back to the Utah community and help my future company.
As my tuition for this internship already cost me $2,127.00, I am struggling with the finances to allow me stability to get to Idaho for this journey. As the internship itself is volunteer based, they also require a weekly fee for the Camp Hodia staff members.
I am asking for your help in sponsoring me in this endeavor. The total cost for this summer’s fees that will accrue are going to be $2,200. Each week of camp costs 565, and I am participating in three which results in a total of $1,695.00 alone and the rest of the raised money will help with the travel, housing, and food. reach m. I understand that that is a large amount, so any amount that can be donated will be greatly appreciated.
I feel that I will be a worthy investment as the skills I learn will be brought back applied to my company that will help so many diagnosed diabetics nationwide.
Thank you so much for any help you can give me!