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Is there a symbol for what we need? (The one when I’m jealous of a pink and red equal sign)

March 27, 2013By 2 Comments
Is there a symbol for what we need? (The one when I’m jealous of a pink and red equal sign)

Confession time: I’m jealous. I’m wickedly jealous of an adorable, powerful, perfect little symbol: the pink and red equal sign all over the place this week. Watching the way the pink and red equal sign took over Facebook, twitter and more this week was astounding and inspiring. I posted it early, and almost immediately friends […]

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The power of taking “No” and making it work (advice during the week of the Children’s Congress letters)

February 4, 2013By 8 Comments
The power of taking “No” and making it work (advice during the week of the Children’s Congress letters)

It was mid-winter and we were waiting. And waiting. For the letter. My daughter had applied before for JDRF’s Children’s Congress and been rejected. Each time, I’d watched with joy as a few other children from our chapter went off to Washington to represent us. Lauren had been interested in politics and advocacy since she […]

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21+15=105: An epic birthday planned: Blinged-up Hope!

April 9, 2012By 1 Comment
21+15=105: An epic birthday planned: Blinged-up Hope!

I’m doing this for my crazy, happy gal who knows that sometimes — a cat IS the hat! Okay, okay. I was kind of an anti-ride person back in the day. But you know — a lot has changed. The folks who care deeply about it have tightened things up and made it run like […]

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Teenager Worked With Ted Kennedy to Improve Health Care

April 4, 2012By 0 Comments
Teenager Worked With Ted Kennedy to Improve Health Care

D, R or something in between, you had to admire all that the Lion of the Senate did for those who care about a cure for diabetes (and better treatments). My daughter Lauren was a big part of the reason. Learn more here (and then check out our link on how now Sen. Scott Brown […]

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