I'm convinced that in my lifetime there will be a cure.
Diabetes is such a big part of my life that my daily routine wouldn't be normal to me anymore if I didn't have to test my blood sugars or wear an insulin pump 24/7. I can't remember the last time I drank a non-diet soda or juice for the heck of it. I can't even remember what a non-diet soda tastes like. A cure would take away all the worries that come with the disease. I wouldn't have to worry about not waking up the next morning, making sure I have enough sugar with me when I go somewhere, or stopping what I am doing to test my blood sugars. A cure would be the greatest gift I could receive in my life.
I am beyond excited to go to Washington to meet other kids who are as adamant about fighting for a cure as I am. Raising money for JDRF and advocating is a huge part of my life for helping to find a cure, but Washington is going to be such a step up from what I do now. I'm convinced it's going to have to help. I cannot wait for all of our voices to be heard. Everyone's story in itself is reason enough to do all we can to find a cure. Getting the word out in Washington is what I hope will help make the difference and make the cure possible in my lifetime. I will never give up, and going to Washington is one of those things that is keeping me positive.
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