A few weeks after my 15th birthday, I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. When I arrived at Huntsville Hospital, my sugar was 746, I was losing vision and I had lost 25 pounds at a rapid pace. Before going to Camp Seale Harris, I was self-conscious about checking my blood sugar at school and in public. I am the only one at my school with T1D, so with that brings a lot of unwanted attention. I felt completely alone—until my parents learned about Camp Seale Harris.
I attended Camp Seale Harris for the first time that following summer and haven’t looked back since! I made so many new friends that have to do the exact same things as me. I felt like I had a whole new family. When I got home from camp I didn’t mind if people saw me give myself an injection or check my sugar. Since attending CSH, I’ve decided to share my story as an awareness tool for past, present and future children affected by this disease. Camp was one of the greatest experiences of my life.
Thank you Camp Seale Harris for making me more outgoing and confident with my Type 1 Diabetes!
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