Friday, December 11, 2009

It's Hard To Choose!

Dawn and I along with our Caring and Sharing Committee spent last night choosing families that need a special weekend. This was our second meeting to go over all of the entries that we received since May of 2009 from people recommending families for the 2010 Free Caring and Sharing Weekend.

Our committee of 5 poured over the heart wrenching letters from parents, diabetes educators, children themselves, grandparents and even people that have attended in the past. All telling us in their very warm way what a weekend like this would mean to them.

Reading these letters really makes you know how fortunate you really are, there are so many families dealing with so much more than just diabetes. You just want to contact every single family and send them a hug, and that’s what this camp is all about. It’s about having a place where families can just come together as a family and relax and enjoy each other. It’s a place where you recognize that you are not alone.

I can’t tell you how much all of us truly wish that we could say yes to every single letter. After hours of reading and rereading entries 17 families an 1 alternate were chosen.

We would like to send a special thank you to many of the people and companies that help us pull all this together, Medtronic Diabetes, Animas Corporation, Insulet Corporation, Ultra One Touch, Diabetes Health, Kathy Striker, Anne Levitt, Katie Marschilok , Nancy Toleno, Debbie Bennett and the wonderful staff at the Double H. These are just a few of the companies and people that help support and bring this wonderful weekend together.

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