Hello, my name is Tiana Thornton. I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes on 8/9/2016. It has changed my life forever. I hope and pray for a cure so I don't have to prick my fingers several times a day and no longer have to take insulin shots. I have good days and bad days. It is such a scary roller coaster ride with ups and downs everyday. If my blood sugar gets too low or too high I can get very sick. So many kids are misdiagnosed and can have seizures and even die. Type 1 Diabetes is very scary and I pray that we raise a lot of money to help scientist and doctors develop a cure. Thank you.
"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.