EVENT DATE: Oct 30, 2011
Our story all began in 2006 - when my niece, Sierra, began experiencing symptoms of insatiable thirst and frequent urination. After a blood test, she was admitted immediately to the hospital with a diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes. She was 3 years old.
What followed was a week-long stay in the hospital in order to get her blood-sugar regulated and to educate family on the task of living with diabetes. Testing fingertips, counting carbs and measuring insulin, etc.
We gathered a group of family and friends and became 'Sierra Sunshine Team'.