Thursday, July 31, 2014

Thank you PCGCampbell !!

PCGCampbell posted a truly wonderful tribute to this amazing "Our Everyday Heroes" Race car design contest!  Great article and eye catching photos of Carson, the race car with his design, and all the people who made this weekend so special for our family!  We will carry the memories of this wonderful weekend in our heart's pocket and pull them out often and smile!!!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Carson's cover story in Spokesman Review

So thrilled to have Carson's story on the front page of the Spokesman Review (Spokane, WA)  Wilson is a new reporter who called and wanted to tell Carson's story and he did a great job!  Thankful for a wider audience hearing about this disease and the quest for a cure!  The JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes is coming to Spokane SOON!  Mark your calendars for Sun. Sept. 21 at 11 am in Riverfront Park, Spokane.  We would love to have you join us on Carson's walk team, Carson's Cruisers!  Comment to this post and I will give you more details!!  As always, thank you for keeping up with Carson and his journeys!

Fondra Magee: 'Look for the blessings' - Coeur d'Alene Press: Life Styles

Thank you, Maureen Dolan, with the Coeur d Alene Press with honoring me by asking if you could tell my story.  I am humbled and in awe of the ways this community has put their arms around our family and been a sounding board for our cause!  And, most of all, I thank my Jesus for the strength to stand..."Because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail.  They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.  I say to myself, 'The Lord is my portion, therefore I will wait for him.'"  Lamentations 3:22-24

 Fondra Magee: 'Look for the blessings' - Coeur d'Alene Press: Life Styles

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Mile High Extravaganza

Hey!!  This is Carson all the way from Coeur d Alene, Idaho!  I had a GREAT time in Denver this past weekend!  The first day we went to dinner with the JDRF and FORD, Motorcraft/Quicklane people.  I gave them blue clown noses for JDRF.  Here is a picture of all of us at the restaurant!

The next day was the BIG REVEAL.  Lots of people from FORD and ESPN were there to interview Bob Tasca III and me.  When  the cover was pulled off the car, it looked way better than I thought it would look.  I saw my design come to life!! Here is a picture!

The contest this year raised over $53,000!  It was amazing to hold the big check and know all that money will go to help find a cure for T1D!  I am thankful for all the kids who entered the JDRF "Our Everyday Heroes" contest and helped raise this money!

One of the best things about the weekend was meeting Bob Tasca's family...his mom and dad, his wife and 4 boys.  Bobby Tasca IV is 11 years old like me and we became good friends.  I am hoping to go to the race this weekend in Seattle!

Mason and I got to ride in the tow car that tows the race car to the start line. Then we got to watch from the finish line.  IT was really cool watching all the colors of my car come rushing at me at over 300 mph. That was one of the coolest moments of my life!

On Sunday, Bob Tasca III and me were introduced to EVERYONE .  I got to go up on stage with Bob Tasca III in front of all the fans cheering!  I felt like I was a big deal!  Bob introduced me to all the funny car drivers backstage and that was awesome!
Oh yeah and I got interviewed by ESPN and was on tv...that was cool!

It was sad to go home and I wish it had lasted longer! I want to thank Bob Tasca III for being a great part of this contest for 7 years!  The Ford and Motorcraft and JDRF people (Meg, Travis, Rebecca, Gael, Tim, Dawn, and Mary) were great and I hope to see them again!

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Carson at 15:33 2014 Mopar Mile High NHRA Nationals Friday Night Qualifying from Denver ...

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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

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

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'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 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!