So far at my time here at Lauren’s Hope, I’ve had the privilege of hearing some really inspiring stories from and about Lauren’s Hope customers. This one, though, I found to be especially neat because it involves our very own Lauren, the namesake of our company.
It's Diabetes Awareness Month, and in honor of the millions of people living with diabetes, (many of whom are our phenomenal customers!) we're sharing the...
A diagnosis is so much more than a word. It's a lifestyle. It's a constant. It's a priority. And that often means that it becomes the cause we are most motivated to serve, which leads to fundraising for treatments, research, and cures. Sometimes, people feel uncomfortable doing fundraisers, because they don't like asking for money or they feel it's inappropriate somehow. But fundraisers are about more than money. Great fundraising mobilizes people and raises as much awareness as it does money.
Being 13 is essentially the best of times and the worst of times. With all the changes, pressures, and emotions that come along with adolescence, the early teen years can be both incredibly fun and remarkably stressful, as anyone who’s been through middle school can attest. It’s a time when kids often feel that fitting in is of paramount importance, and standing out is only ok if it’s for a reason you want, such as being a great athlete, student, or performer. That makes having Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) a real challenge for tweens and teens, but, with some great role models and the right encouragement, having T1D in middle and high school can go from a guarded secret to an empowering motivator. That’s certainly what it’s done for teenager, Arizona native, and Lauren’s Hope customer, Haley, who, at 13, is already a staunch advocate and fundraising veteran in the quest to find a cure for T1D.