Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Meet my cousin Dylan!

This is Dylan! Dylan is 6 years old and just started 1st grade!! He is my cousin's son...making him my 2nd cousin. Dylan is a fun loving and extremely smart little dude. Every time I see him, he graces me with a hug and holds my hand.

Dylan is a Type 1 Diabetic...diagnosed at the age of 3...and this year...I'm walking in JDRF for him!

I asked him to name our team this year...he chose "Dylan's Chargers"- so I signed up as the Team Captain and am now leading the way to a fundraising goal of $500.

I have a few issues with JDRF as some of us in blog world have discussed over the past week. But Dylan is the reason I continue to support JDRF despite my own woes with the organization. I love being able to share this unique bond with him....even though it is T1- it is a bond...and it's something I cannot explain...we just connect when we are with each other.

So just to make it known...I'm walking to support my little charger Dylan this year for JDRF! Charge on!


  1. I'm sure it's a nice outlet for both of you and your families to have each other. What a cutie! Hope you guys have a great time at the walk!

  2. How awesome that you have someone in your family who you can "share" diabetes with. You are also setting a great example of how a responsible adult with diabetes manages it and supports the cause. Congrats on joining the walk and good luck! Keep us posted!