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send jackson to camp

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March 07, 2011


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Jackson is a Jackson is a 10 year old boy from Toms River, NJ, that was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes on January 7, 2010. He spent 4 days in the hospital and learned his life was about to change forever. He was just recently put on an insulin pump, and is required to count his carbs at every meal, and check his blood sugar at least 6 times a day. Prior to the pump, he was required to have a minimum of 5 insulin shots a day and check his blood sugar at least 6 times a day which he did for almost a year.

In order to help Jackson cope, understand and control this disease that has overtaken his life, we would like to send him to a specialized diabetes camp, as well as a diabetes conference. At both of these, he will meet other children who also have this disease (as of today, he hasn't met anyone else with it). He will also have the chance to be in an environment where being a diabetic is the norm. Jackson will also learn how to better manage his diabetes, make healthy food choices, and maintain a good attitude.

Unfortunately, the cost of these programs are very expensive and are not covered by insurance. The cost for the conference, 2 weeks of camp and family weekend is approximately $4500 and needs to be paid by May 1st.



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