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Friends for Life 2005

2,200 people from 41 states and eight countries journeyed to Disney's Coronado Springs Resort in Florida for Friends for Life 2005, enjoying two days of education sessions, focus groups, discussions with vendors, a morning fun run, a banquet with slide shows of our kids growing up, a teen dance, and a day at the Disney World parks. Parents, kids, grandparents, friends, and faculty alike all had a wonderful experience. For many families, this was a chance to renew friendships from previous conferences. The photos below offer a glimpse of the conference and will be updated with a full report next week.

More will be written and posted during the week. People who attended are encouraged to e-mail their thoughts to info@childrenwithdiabetes.com.

Thanks to all of our generous sponsors for making Friends for Life 2005 possible.


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The group from Italy posing with their American hosts before the conference started
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American and Italian teens before heading out for the evening
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Lucas, Sam, Megan, Carolyn and Richie taking a break at Sea World
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When you sit in the soak zone, you get ... soaked
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Marissa and Lucas, friends for life
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Michael and Malcolm are old conference buddies
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All teens checked in with Natalie and Jim
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Collages from 2000 through 2005 were on display
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Sponsors met all the kids during the Scavenger Hunt
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Kids, teens, and adults with diabetes could get a free retinal screening
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Rick leads from the start in the Fun Run on Thursday morning
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Parents enjoyed the oldies dance after the banquet
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Will Cross opened the sessions with an inspiring presentation
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After opening the exhibit hall, Michael Hunter spoke with families at his flight simulator
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Jay Hewitt met with families after his keynote address at the banquet
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Nicole Johnson Baker spoke about diabetes advocacy and met with families
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July 10, 2005



                 
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