Hello, my name is Mia Rahal. I'm 11-years-old and was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when I was six on 03/19/12. I fight this life threatening disease every day, and with continue fighting till the day we find a cure. I am insulin dependent and get my insulin through my pump which is detachable at my site which is ingected into me every 3-4 days. I also get another site for my c.g.m(continuous glucose monitor) which is paired to my iPhone to track my glocose number. Dancing for Diabetes is a great organization founded by Elizabeth Forrest. I go every Saturday and learn my dance routine from my teacher Kelly Simbolick. Help me in this fight against type one diabetes and donate today. 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.