I have very high expectations for myself being a CC delegate. In the past 1-1/2 years I have been fortunate to meet with our state governor, senators, and representatives to get the word out about what it's like to live with diabetes. This is a mission that I hope to further expand on once in Washington. It will be both an honor and exciting for me to be able to talk to people who can make a difference.
Our local Walk to Cure Diabetes is next weekend. There are many of my friends, family members, and my high school varsity soccer teammates who will be walking on my family team, Jenn's Steppers, to help raise funds to help find a cure. One thing that is really neat is that two years ago I met with our state representative Robert Cowles. After I met with him in Madison, he has come to our local walk for the past two years. I hope to see him again. I've come to believe that I really made a difference with him.
It will be very emotional for me to be in a room filled with kids, like myself, who struggle daily with diabetes. To be able to hear their stores and/or testimonies will make me feel that I am not alone. The excitement I am feeling right now is unbelievable – I can't wait!!
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