Zoe was diagnosed with Type One Diabetes on June 5, 2016, during a family vacation in Yellowstone National Park. After a misdiagnosis of flu at a clinic, she was still very ill and lethargic. The next day at another clinic in the Park her blood sugar was tested, 416, which is very high. After that a succession of ambulance ride, ER visit, and a helicopter ride landed her in Idaho Falls Pediatric Intensive Care. They took very good care of her, and had her back on her feet and on vacation in a few days. Multiple daily finger pricks, and frequent pump and blood glucose monitor changes are all taken in stride. She is a strong girl, who will live a full life with T1D, but we wish she didn't have to. Please help us find a cure.
"Kids & Teens with Diabetes" is a program which offers an opportunity for children and teens living with Type 1 Diabetes to build lasting friendships, gain dance experience, and let loose in a fun, safe, and encouraging environment. Members of the program participate in a series of free dance classes each Fall that conclude with a performance in our live annual show, "Dancing for Diabetes."
You can support this year's program by making a general donation below or through "sponsoring" one or more of our participants above. We hope you will then join us all on Saturday, December 9 at the Bob Carr Theater in Orlando for the 17th Annual Dancing for Diabetes showcase as we cheer on these inspiring Type 1 Warriors! Tickets are available at drphillipscenter.org.
Dancing for Diabetes spreads awareness through the art of dance to better educate the community, raise funds to find a cure and inspire those with diabetes to live healthy and active lives. Learn more at www.dancing4diabetes.com.