Get Even More Visitors To Your Blog, Upgrade To A Business Listing >>

CWD: Friends for Life, an amazing experience!

Did you ever go somewhere and just feel like you instantly belonged? That's the feeling you get when you are at Friends for Life! It's been well over a month since we've been there, but we're ready to go back. From the moment I arrived, I saw pumps, those testing their blood sugar, and I got that feeling of 'normal'. It was an amazing moment to take in to be around those that just get it.

My feeling of belonging

Where else could you go and have an Olympic Athlete read a story to your kids. Yes, you did hear me right, an OLYMPIC ATHLETE. Not only is Kris Freeman an Olympic hero, he is Clifford's hero and Clifford had the opportunity to meet his hero in person. He was amazing and kind, and even let Clifford try on his Olympic jacket!

Clifford and his T1 Hero Kris Freeman

Everyone was excited about being there, just not the T1 kiddos.
Anna Showing off her FFL Name tag

Mickey Pancakes for Breakfast!

 Maggie made her debut at FFL as a screenwriter and director when she produced her own movie about what it's like to have Type 1 diabetes! She was beyond proud of her accomplishment and her certificate! During this showing, we had the pleasure of meeting Kevin Covais, from Disney's Good Luck Charlie. The kids adored him and were in awe that he was there in person, as they've watched him so many times on tv.
The kiddos and Kevin Covais

Clifford also got the opportunity to meet with Tom Karyla, who has been a huge help throughout our lives with diabetes.
Clifford and Tom!

Speaking of heroes, Annie fell in Love with Lenny the Lion who Clifford received when he started pumping in 2012 with Medtronic. At FFL She got to meet Lenny in person, and was beyond thrilled.

I could go on and on about the amazing time we had but I will show you in pictures to end this blog post. This doesn't even begin to touch on the amazing opportunity and knowledge we learned and took with us from FFL. That is another post for another time. We had our minds blown and enjoyed every minute of it. I'm a bit sad to see that we did not get a picture of Clifford and Richard Vaughn, who he was ecstatic to meet. Clifford attended Richard's talk with us and was so happy to see he had the same exact pump as him, color and all. There's always next year!
The kiddos at the TrialNet / Celiac Screenings

All the stars together

Picking up a few of the kids from their sessions

Watching Clifford get his picture drawn

Clifford and himself :)

Hayleigh and Ethan and one of their 'teachers'

Maggie and her new friend with Diabetes


All the youngest FFL'ers

Checking out the quilt for life

 Checking out the quilt for life
Young FFL'ers

Picking up our 'tweens' from their dance

Rocking out at their tween dance

Everyone together

The whole family in a line

Downtown for a snack

This post first appeared on Bridget Writes, please read the originial post: here

Share the post

CWD: Friends for Life, an amazing experience!


Subscribe to Bridget Writes

Get updates delivered right to your inbox!

Thank you for your subscription