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1st grader raises $540 to fight diabetes

By Reid Creager, Charlotte Observer

651 days ago   Article ID# 1900648
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Junior Diabetes Research Foundation

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA (Charlotte Observer) - Idlewild Elementary’s annual participation in a program to raise awareness and money for Type 1 diabetes research has special meaning for first-grader Elizabeth Stabler-Tarver. Elizabeth lost her grandmother to Type 1 diabetes.

“Nana was very sick, she had to get her leg cut off, she couldn’t see out of her right eye, and she was in dialysis,” she says. “She died too soon.”

Elizabeth and her classmates participated in the Junior Diabetes Research Foundation “Kids Walk to Cure Diabetes” program for schools, which also educates students and teachers about the difference between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. It helps students understand, among other things, why classmates with Type 1 diabetes have to go to the nurse several times a day to check their blood sugar and get an insulin shot.

The program inspired Elizabeth to raise $540 toward Type 1 diabetes research all by herself. She asked friends and family all over the world to contribute and received donations online from Iraq, Afghanistan, New York, South Carolina and Georgia.

Here she’s at the school gym in front of a “shoe wall” -- where, for every donation students receive, they put the donor’s name on a shoe. Idlewild Elementary raised more than $1,000 for Type 1 diabetes research.

“If there is not a cure by the time I am a doctor, then I want to find a cure so that other people’s nanas don’t die so soon,” Elizabeth said.

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Updated 651 days ago   Article ID# 1900648

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