I was diagnosed with T1D on November 16, 2016 at the age of 8 years old. So, one year ago! I have been supported by my family and school SO much!
I am a dancer at Tutus School of Dance. When I heard about Dancing for Diabetes, I was pumped! I have been blessed in many ways over the past year, but I have to share one amazing blessing. A family moved into our neighborhood with Dancing for Diabetes decals on their cars. Who could they be? Two girls with T1D, Alessandra (age 19) and Isabella (age 10). Isabella encouraged me to attend the Florida Diabetes Camp this past summer with her where she introduced me to 6 other girls from dancing for diabetes. I now have a close group of friends who understand me, support me, and make me feel so normal especially when we eat meals together. I get to see them almost weekly because of Dancing for Diabetes classes.
I can’t wait to me on stage with them on December 9th at the Bob Carr! Come watch us and the other dancers. You will walk away entertained and inspired!
"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.