Rodnie today had a wonderful visit at the school. His grade 5 class at Saint Teresa of Calcutta in Hamilton was able to have a wonderful presentation done by Chris Jarvis. His team from I Challenge Diabetes Crew have been hitting the schools doing presentations themed "diabuddies". What a great way to explain diabetes to a class/peers, teachers and staff at the school. Rod was able to demonstrate what he has on, his pump and cgm, and what he has to do stay healthy. Kids always ask "why do you have to do that"? And he never has the courage to try to explain. Here he was with a diabuddy, the coolest diabuddy you could have, standing in front of his peers saying WE do this and this is why WE do it. How cool is that!!!! Rod your NEVER ALONE in this. I hope that they learned lots about diabetes but even better I hope they learned about resilience and dedication to yourself, you can do anything! Rods grade 5 class is amazing and things like this bring them closer together as a group and let's them learn empathy for each other. Thank you Chris Jarvis and I Challenge Diabetes for a great start to the school year.
Author: Rodnie's Mom (Kris-Anne Huybens)