Last year, a week after his fifth birthday, one of our beautiful, energetic, charming students was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. With no family history, everyone was completely shocked. Instantly, everything was upturned. Despite it all, or perhaps because of everything, this family has been absolutely resilient in their efforts, not only to nourish, support and enrich their child's life, but also in their passion to work to educate the community on diabetes.
As a part of their efforts, the family has started a series of t-shirts called, The Super Sweet Tee. You can order them here: http://gofunkyfresh.com/product/super-sweet-tee/ The back of the t-shirts read, "What's your number?", and they are using the creative hashtag #fullofsugar on Twitter. While the family has learned best practices and techniques to cope with diabetes, it'd come as no surprise to us if their persistence and resolve didn't lead to a break through in-itself.
Here's a little photo of two of our students, showing their support!