Saturday, April 8, 2017

3rd Annual Idaho Type One Diabetes Awareness Day at the Capitol

In February 2017, we held our 3rd annual Type 1 Diabetes Day at the Boise capitol! We were thrilled that Governor Otter made room in his schedule to read the Proclamation to those in attendance! Watch the video here:

 Governor Otter took time to speak to those in attendance and pose for photos.
 KTVB 6 pm newscast of our event

 Our invitation to the Idaho State Senators and Representatives.  
 Miss Boise Teen, McCall Salinas, T1D advocate
 Wendi Tanner, JDRF UT/ID flew from her Salt Lake office to spend the day with us! She contacted all our vendors, provided lunch and snacks for all our guests and Congressmen, and ordered tables. She was truly a ROCKSTAR! Thanks, Wendi and JDRF UT/ID for ALL your help in spreading awareness about the need for a cure for T1D!

 Idaho Secretary of State, Lawerence Denny, has become a good friend and attends our T1D Awareness Day at the capitol each year!
 We had an Open Mic time when kids and adults with T1D could tell their stories
 Camp Hodia, T1D summer camp
 St. Lukes hospital and Dexcom representatives
 Medtronic representative
 Kennedy Howland, JDRF Children's Congress delegate '15, enlisted the help of her friends. They delivered invitations to the Idaho Congressmen at the capitol, made signs, and provided the entertainment for the day! Thank you, Kennedy!
 Novo Nordisk representative
This little guy was diagnosed a year ago and was so interested in my pump. He still gets injections, but might be a pumper soon!

 One of the Idaho Senators came over and told me about his grown daughter who was diagnosed with T1D as a young child. He was so passionate, with tears in his eyes, about what we were doing
 Governor Butch Otter and me with the 2017 Idaho Type 1 Diabetes Awareness Day proclamation

Pete Katsilometes, Special Assistant to Governor Butch Otter, wrote this year's Proclamation

Trial Net representative
 Second floor rotunda, Boise statehouse
 Kevin Troutt, my unicycling buddy

 We had some great entertainment this year!

 I feel safe!
 Children with Type 1 diabetes created tri-fold boards telling their stories

 Thank you JDRF for footing the bill for the delicious food the capitol restaurant provided for guests
Caden lived across the street from me when we were both little. We had the best of times until his family moved to Boise! It was great to see him again!

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