Winn the WarriorKimberly Norton
Our son, Winn, has Type 1 Diabetes. Winn was diagnosed on December 9, 2021. As so many parents or people with T1D can tell you, it is a date that you never forget. This is a club no one wants to join, but when you do, your fire is instantly ignited to find a cure and make life better for your child, loved one or yourself. The incidents of T1D continue to increase each year at a global level. Over 1.8 million people in Europe have Type 1 diabetes and approximately 1.45 million Americans.
Through incredible organizations like JDRF Netherlands, there is research funding to find a cure, prevention and pursue new treatments until a cure is found. Any amount donated is appreciated as it will be directed to assist in the T1D fight.
As for our T1D warrior, some days are easier than others but Winn continues to handle it with grace, strength and an incredible resilience. He will remind you that he can still do and eat anything other kids can and just needs extra help getting insulin into his body.
Thank you for taking the time to read this, learn more about T1D and Winn the T1D Warrior.