Friday, May 13, 2011

Charlotte's Awesome Adventure -- Diabetes Blog Week - Day 5

It's Day 5 of the 2nd Annual Diabetes Blog Week! I realize I'm getting this in right under the wire, but between the Blogger issues yesterday and Charlotte being sick the past few days I'm honestly surprised I'm getting this in at all...whew!

Today's official topic is "Awesome things": What awesome thing have you (or your child) done BECAUSE of diabetes? 

For this topic, I (again) deferred to Charlotte to get her thoughts on this. Her response made me laugh...she initially asked me, "Do I have to come up with 10 things....cause I don't think I can!". She was relieved when I let her know that she only had to think of one...and she told me, "Well, that's's Children's Congress"!

I guess technically she hasn't done it yet, but...

Charlotte is one of 150 children throughout the U.S. selected to represent her state on Capitol Hill this summer to remind Congress and the Administration of the critical need to find better treatments and a cure for a disease they live with every day -- type 1 diabetes.

These children -- ages 4 to 17, representing all 50 states and the District of Columbia -- will converge on Washington, D.C., to talk about the challenges of living with type 1 diabetes to lawmakers during the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Children's Congress 2011, from June 20 to 22.

Check out what Charlotte has to say about Children's Congress and click over to learn more about Charlotte and the other 2011 delegates.

Charlotte is really excited about this opportunity to meet travel to Washington to advocate for herself and all the other people (children and adults) living with type 1 diabetes. We're hopeful that our visit will make an impact and help to bring us another step closer to the cure. She's also excited to meet and make friends with other children who are the "same" as her...and I have to say that I'm especially excited that opportunity for her too!


  1. Oh mercy - she is such a cutie pie! And so well-spoken. I'm so proud to have her represent!! Great job, Charlotte!!

  2. Awesome! How exciting for her that she gets to do that. I'm hoping Elise will too once she's old enough.

  3. I was really impressed by the video Michelle. She is articulate! I am cheering her on from VT...while she is in DC. "GO CHARLOTTE...YOU.ARE.AWESOMENESS at its most AWESOME!!!

  4. What a great opportunity! And I love the picture in your header!!