Riding on Inspiration

On Saturday, we left our kids on the mountain. They learned how to snowboard while hubs and I had lunch and went sledding, without a care in the world. Typically, an event like this would require one of us to stay with V, or at the very least be nearby and available to help at a moment’s notice with diabetes care. But this time both kids were in excellent hands, as they participated in a day camp ran by Riding on Insulin . At the end of the day we came back to camp base and had dinner with the entire group of campers, families, ROI staff and volunteers.

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What an awesome day it was! ROI staff and volunteers took care of a million logistics, provided expert coaching, assisted with diabetes care, supplied lunch, snacks and dinner (including gluten-free food!), and ensured that every camper was well cared-for and had a great time.

Ready to go!

Ready to go!

They are out there somewhere, falling a lot and having fun

They are out there somewhere, falling a lot and having fun

Of course there was the obvious: safety of leaving V in competent hands; giving her an opportunity to learn a new sport without worrying about diabetes; making new friends and bonding other Type 1 kids and adults. There was a bonus: siblings and friends were welcome to attend, so V’s brother participated as well.

And then there was inspiration. We spent a day around some real diabadasses and amazing Type 3s (friends and family members of Type 1s.) A few of them recently completed an Ironman. Imagine completing an Ironman with Type 1 diabetes! I can’t think of better role models for V – people who are healthy, athletic, happy, passionate and living life to the fullest.

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Thank you ROI! We can’t wait to participate in more events with this amazing organization.

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