January 17, 2011

We interrupt this blog for an important message.....

Recently Wendy, over at Candy Hearts Blog approached me and asked if I {aka Gigi and Lula} would participate in her big New Year’s Giveaway. Wendy is a “D-Mama”. For those of you not familiar with the term; Wendy is raising a child with Type 1 Diabetes. In addition to Type 1 Diabetes, her oldest child also has Celiac Disease. Come to find out, a year after her daughter’s diagnosis, Wendy was also diagnosed with Celiac Disease. Wendy blogs about life with Type 1 Diabetes and Celiac Disease and has become a champion of all things Diabetes related, especially when it comes to finding a cure. Who better or more motivated than a mother, right? Wendy has built up a significant following and has also been noticed by Diabetes Supply companies, which is how and in part why she offers some amazing Diabetes and Celiac related giveaways.

Why am I telling you all of this? One because I have no idea if any of my readers are dealing with Diabetes or Celiac Disease. Either in their home, among their family or friends…. I am sure if my child or children were navigating life with Diabetes and or Celiac I would be looking for support. Knowing that I was not alone, in the middle of the night, in the middle if the mall, or even at the pool, with small children, and Diabetic Shock setting in. {That happened to Wendy two years ago} Thanks to the kindness of strangers, she and her babies pulled through that scare. So I am telling you about Candy Hearts Blog  in part because you might like to know, you are not alone.

I am also telling you about Wendy, because I {aka Gigi and Lula} am teaming up with her once again. This time it is not for a giveaway. A handful of vendors, like me {Gigi and Lula} are working with Wendy to create ‘Blue Circle Merchandise’. The blue circle is the international symbol for Diabetes Awareness. The products will be sold in our stores and on our sites and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to A Life for a Child with Diabetes. The anticipated launch of this joint venture and our support for Diabetes Awareness and A Life for A Child is expected to be on February 14, 2011.

For more information on what, when, where and A Life for a Child. Check out http://www.candyheartsblog.com/ or stay tuned to A Mother’s Musings, Mishaps and Milestones. You can also find more information on either Candy Hearts Facebook page or A Mother’s Musings Facebook page.

If you want to find out how to help, or if you are an artisan who would like to create Blue Circle Merchandise and Participate in Candy Heart’s campaign to support children with Diabetes, please contact Wendy at CandyHeartsBlog@gmail.com.

Thank You!



Wendy said...

It's been nearly 100 years since insulin was discovered. The idea that there are still children being diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes every. single. day. who will be unable to access the insulin they need to survive is beyond comprehension.

Thank you, Shelbi, for taking action on behalf of these innocent children. It is because of Candy Hearts such as yours that these children and their families will find HOPE again.

Sarah said...

Shelbi thank you for supporting us D Mama's to create awareness and raise funds for t1d. A million thanks is still not enough for how I feel when somebody takes the time to listen and respond positively.
Sarah Kelly

Amy said...

Thank you Shelbi!!!!! And, I love your blog name and header image. Very cute :)

Shelbi said...

@Wendy, That is INSANE to me to hear that insulin was discovered nearly 100 years ago and that's as far as they've progressed.
I N S A N E !

@Sara, I am learning everyday that I know more people than I though I did with T1D. Anything I can do to help, It feels like such a meager offering, but I am happy to do it!

@Amy, you're welcome and Why... Thank YOU!

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