Ashley is eleven years old and was diagnosed when she was 18 months old. She has never let diabetes stop her from doing anything she sets her mind to. She lives with daily finger sticks and wears an insulin pump and cgm. Ashley is very conscientious about her diabetes and never eats anything without making sure she can.
She is a hero to her family because despite the challenges of living with diabetes, she remains a happy, successful girl who is a wonderful daughter, sister and friend.
"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.