Do you agree? (At least about the diabetes issue.)
The DOC (Diabetes Online Community) agrees and we want to raise awareness (and donations), so that the International Diabetes Foundation’s program, Life of a Child, can give children with diabetes the true profession of love: life through insulin.
Life of a Child began over a decade ago and gives donor funds directly to diabetes centers around the world, allowing those centers to help children with clinical care. Over 12,000 children in 43 countries are given the gift of life through this essential program. But that’s not enough.
Lack of access to insulin remains the most common cause of death in a child with diabetes (Gale, 2006). The estimated life expectancy of a child who has just developed diabetes could be less than a year in some areas (Beran et al, 2005). Many die undiagnosed, others through lack of insulin or lack of expert care. In some countries, expert care is available but resources are limited and so early and serious complications frequently lead to death in young adulthood. – IDF
From as far away as the Solomon Islands to as close as Haiti and the Dominican Republic, children with diabetes need help. It’s atrocious to think that some children lose their lives because diabetes care is more than an entire family makes in a year.
Please consider donating the cost of a single rose ($5) to the Spare A Rose, Save A Child community effort. (Or more…) Your sweetheart still receives flowers and the knowledge that you both helped to save a life.
Now, I know you’re asking… “So, I donated the money I would have spent on a rose (or a dozen roses, because you are totally amazing), but now what do I give my beloved?”
You give them a spiffy certificate – and you have your choice of two!
Both are adorable.
The goal this year is to raise $10,000. That’s a lot of roses. That’s a lot of love. That’s a lot of life.
Show your love to those you love and donate.
(And P.S.? Even if you can’t donate, would you share this with your friends on social media or email? It’s hard to love you more than I already do, but I can try, right? Thank you.)