Thursday, November 13, 2014

Guest Post: Children with Type 1 Diabetes and Heroic Courage

I'm over at Theresa's beautiful space, Ordinary Lovely, today for my first guest post ever! I'm sharing about my experience at a camp I worked at while in college that is for children with Diabetes. Do go check it out, see how these amazing kids inspired me, and stay awhile. I know you'll love her and all that she shares!

But, for now, here's a little glimpse of the start of my share.

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Years ago I went to a camp to staff, partially because I love working with kids and also because it was encouraged by a child development class I was taking for my degree. I was in college. Knew little about what all my role would entail, but knew that I would love it. The camp had an awesome reputation and I was excited to get to work with the kids.

Years ago I had no idea how these kids would impact me. How they would impress and inspire me. I had no idea how they would challenge me and make me want to be better. I was young, naive, had good intentions, and am so glad I took the steps to be a part of the two week stint I was there.

Years ago I spent two weeks at a Diabetic camp. I was on medical staff. I didn't expect to be, but, in the end, it made sense. I knew very little about Type 1 diabetes prior to arriving for my training, but you can believe that I left this camp knowing Type 1 Diabetes like the back of my hand. I had to! For the sake and care of the outstanding 9 and 10 year old girls that would share a glimpse of true heroism that I was not expecting.

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Now get on over to Ordinary Lovely to finish reading about these incredible kids!


  1. I have met and gotten to know a few of these heroic little ones over the years and I am always so blown away by their courage, and their strength! This sounds like it was such a beautiful experience: thanks for sharing!

    1. I am too, Melody. It really is amazing and beautiful how they embrace their day-to-day. It really was a beautiful experience that I won't ever forget.


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