Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Race car design debuts today - Coeur d'Alene Press: Local News

Race car design debuts today - Coeur d'Alene Press: Local News: The race to find a cure for juvenile diabetes isn't the only race where young Carson Magee is making a mark.

Thank you Coeur d Alene Press!

Friday, July 18, 2014

The BIG Reveal!

The big reveal: Carson Magee’s winning creation for the “Our Everyday Heroes” Race Car Design Contest for JDRF, hosted by Motorcraft and Quick Lane Racingmakes its debut! Those are some hot whee

Monday, July 14, 2014

Action Cam: Coeur d'Alene Kid With Type 1 Diabetes Wins National - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Action Cam: Coeur d'Alene Kid With Type 1 Diabetes Wins National - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Click the link above to watch 2 segments of Carson on the KHQ Morning Show

The reality of Type 1 diabetes enters every aspect of our lives...take this interview this morning as a prime example.  What do you get when you mix a high blood sugar upon awakening + 4:30 am wake up and breakfast (totally off schedule) + little stress of LIVE TV? ? ? = High blood sugar climbing 180 points in a 20 minute time frame RIGHT AT SHOWTIME!  High blood sugar affects cognitive abilities and thinking slows down, as evidenced so vividly in this interview.  You hear Matt say that Carson's blood sugar has climbed higher.....he had been watching his CGM.  I am incredibly proud of Carson and Matt Rogers did such an amazing job...what a great friend of JDRF!  We need a cure!!!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

One Year Ago Today!!!

Hey guys...it's me Carson!  I was thinking today (and it really hurts....because I'm out of school!!!)...but, anyway.... one year ago today I was on Capitol Hill in our nation's capitol with 150 new friends from JDRF Children's Congress '13.  I got to have private meetings with Senator Risch, Senator Crapo, and Representative Labrador.  They were all so nice to me! I can't believe this was the first time I had met any of them and now they are my friends and I have seen them more times!  That day I talked to them about signing on to the Special Diabetes Program bill that gives $150 million a year to Type 1 diabetes research!  I am happy that they all signed!  Vice President Biden also came and spoke to all of us and that was really cool!  Then we all sat in the senate well at the Senate Hearing where some famous people talked about why we need funding for T1D research!  Ray Allen was my favorite!!!  I have some awesome pictures of my time at Children's Congress if you look at the posts from this time last year!!  But, here is a picture someone took of me in the senate well during the senate hearing....it was VERY LONG!

Here are pics of me having meetings with my Congressmen and all us kids with Vice President Biden!

Do you see me?  This day was one of the best days of my life! #JDRFadvocacy

Throw back to Carson's JDRF WALK 2012 PSA !! Join us Sept. 21 this year!!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Idaho Boy Wins “Our Everyday Heroes” JDRF Paint Scheme Fundraising Contest

Idaho Boy Wins “Our Everyday Heroes” JDRF Paint Scheme Fundraising Contest

Our family is honored and thrilled to announce Carson's BIG WIN in the JDRF/FORD "Our Everyday Heroes" contest!  MANY of you have given money to JDRF through Carson's car in this contest for the past three years!  THANK YOU!  Your money has been invested in a great cause!  We have more hope than ever that we are within the grasp of a cure for Type 1 diabetes and believe so much in this wonderful organization! Each of the contestants is very deserving.  We wish they all could win!  They certainly are all winners!  They win everyday when they choose to not let T1D get in the way of their hopes and dreams!

Thanks to the great people at FORD and JDRF, our family will be traveling to Denver in a little over a week to the NHRA Finals to see Carson's design brought to life on Bob Tasca lll's Ford mustang funny car!  The event will air on ESPN2...details to come!  Carson would not have this opportunity were it not for amazing supporters like you!

Monday, June 30, 2014

Carson's 4th Diaversary

Four years ago today, Carson was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. 
Today we celebrate his dia-versary.
 No, we don't celebrate this 24/7 disease his little body must endure for which there is no cure, the 7,300+ shots he has given himself, the 16,060 finger pokes deep enough to draw blood and test his blood sugar, or the constant diligence and concern of keeping himself alive that an 11 year old boy should not have to worry about.
We DO celebrate his life and the brave, responsible young man he is becoming!  We celebrate the health and activity he has been able to enjoy this past year!  We celebrate this platform that God has given Carson to shine for Christ and show a watching world how BIG his God is!!  I will NEVER forget, as he lay  in that hospital bed as a little 7 year old, his prayer, "Dear Jesus, thank you that I have diabetes because YOU know what you are going to use me for."  We also celebrate #JDRF and #JDRFadvocacy for giving our family so much support, a whole new world of friends, and a place to productively channel our energy and passion into real results for a cure for Carson and all those living with Type 1 diabetes.