|Sydney, Charlotte & Avery|
|Charlotte & Crystal Bowersox -|
check out the Mardi Gras beads :)
|Charlotte & Sydney...and the most AMAZING D-art...|
the portrait above was made by a delegate's father from
1 year's worth of her used test strips
After the Town Hall we attended our Hill Blitz Training session and then enjoyed our Sponsor Luncheon before heading out to Upper Senate Park for the amazing (albeit, incredibly hot) Song Performance! The delegates were joined by Crystal Bowersox as they performed "Promise to Remember Me"...it was a great ending to another incredible day!
|A very sweaty Charlotte & Avery |
after their song performance
|Charlotte and Congressman Steve Scalise|
Charlotte and I walked away from our experiences at Children's Congress feeling inspired and empowered! We're excited about our experiences and the impact we made during our visit to Washington DC! Our journey in DC may be over, but we know our work has really just begun! We can't stop now...so we've signed up for the 2011-12 Promise to Remember Me Campaign. We will continue meeting with our Members of Congress and working hard to make a difference! And one day Charlotte (and everyone else living with Type 1 diabetes) can experience carefree days without worries of blood sugars, insulin and carb counting...and one day they'll all be able to say that they had diabetes!
***Disclaimer: Charlotte was selected as a delegate for the 2011 JDRF's Children's Congress. JDRF paid for our air travel as well as our hotel accommodations and some meals during the 3-days of the Children's Congress events. JDRF did not ask for me to blog about Children's Congress...I just chose to since it was such an incredible experience!