That said, I am incredibly proud of Sarah for managing her diabetes so well and not letting it slow her down. Here's a brief synopsis of her very busy year:
March 18, 2010 - diagnosed on a Thursday. She was about 68 pounds at diagnosis, and had lost 5-10 pounds over the previous months. I took this picture of her about three weeks before she was diagnosed.
|February 25, 2010|
March 22 - back to school. The school nurse (who handles about 10 schools) had to visit Sarah's school every day to give her a shot before lunch. She also returned to theater practice today, learning her lines and her songs for Runaway Stage Productions Cinderella Kids. Within two weeks Sarah, who had been seriously needlephobic her whole life, was giving herself shots everyday at school.
|Sarah and cousin Simon, May 2010|
|Sarah and her grammy, resting their achy feet in D.C.|
So here's to year one accomplishments. I am looking forward to watching Sarah grow and mature and use her powers to help others.
Sarah, you are my hero!