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From her mom, Christina:

Our sweet girl was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes on September 16, 2013 at 2.5 yrs old. While we were all unsure of the journey ahead at the time and how it would affect our baby girl and her future, she shows us every day that Type 1 diabetes may be a part of her life but it does not control her life. She just celebrated her 13th birthday!!! Woooohoooo!!! She is the sunshine in our home every single day. Despite so many extreme trials and battles with this disease, she wakes up with a smile on her face every single day. She chooses to be so active in everything she does-she has enjoyed all kinds of things like basketball, soccer, pickle ball, volleyball, softball, swimming (she could swim all day if we’d let her), picking on her brother then making him laugh, always hanging out with a friend, cousin, grandparent or family of some kind. I know she’s our baby girl, but Kaylee is honestly the most selfless, giving, caring, happy person that I have ever known and so many others have complimented the very same thing to me about her. Even if she is having a hard diabetic day, she is always there with words of encouragement for friends and so many others-truly!! Ive seen it in her msgs, or things her friends or nurses will send to me and just say what a blessing she is to them. As she is becoming a little lady, she has started the Omnipod 5 insulin pump with the Dexcom G6 to hopefully gain more freedom from a lot of the dailies with T1D. Honestly, Kaylee chooses every day to live life like its her best day yet and just wants to share that happiness with everyone she sees-she is usually smiling, or making people laugh with her quick wit and silly jokes. We definitely know not every day is a good day with this disease, but she fights so hard to keep the positive at the forefront of everything she does. We are extremely thankful to have been blessed with such a beautiful warrior inside and out, but yet is truly so tender hearted at the same time. I know the thought of her in some of our own hard days has given us all a fighting spirit and stronger will to overcome our own battles with a smile on our face. This little girl has already changed and touched so many lives that we can no longer keep count! She is our T1D Warrior and we are so extremely proud of her braveness to go at life the way she has chosen!!!

Thriving with T1D
since 2013

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