On January 14, 2013 my daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes during a sick visit to the pediatrician. A few hours later we found ourselves at the Joslin Diabetes Center. We were scared of the unknown and the future seemed uncertain...but after we met the wonderful staff, we found hope. The hope that we would be able to learn how to manage Haley's diabetes and the hope that someday there would be a cure.
These things are possible only because of the amazing work that is being done at the Joslin. The center is dedicated to providing the best possible care to its patients while working towards the efforts of finding a cure. The Joslin is the reason that my daughter Haley is able to be like other children... happy, healthy, and looking forward to the future.
Diabetes isn't easy. It has highs (literally), lows (literally), and lots of unexpected bumps. During one of these bumps a frustrated Haley told me "I wish you would have diabetes instead of me!" I told her that I wish I could take it from her. I told her that instead I would always be by her side and that we would fight this together and I would never give up until we found a cure (biological, technological, black magic, really I'll take anything). Help me keep my word to my daughter. Please consider donating to the Joslin Diabetes Center.