Tuesday, August 27, 2013


So a couple nights ago I watched the movie Frenemies!  It was really good!  Mary Mouser is a great actress.  If you have not seen this movie yet you should watch it.  It is cool to think that while you are watching the movie you have no idea that anybody has Type 1 Diabetes.  Have you seen Frenemies?  Did you like it?  What is your favorite story?  Please comment and tell me!
I got this picture from http://disneychannel.disney.com/frenemies


Thursday, August 22, 2013

I know a story, sad but true

I have a story, sad but true...
It is about a little girl named Marleigh.  She has Type 1 Diabetes and Leukemia.  There is not much else to say except PLEASE DONATE!  This family is going through so much and need as much money and support as they can get.  Here is the website: Miracle For Marleigh.

Here are some pictures of her (all pictures are from www.miracleformarleigh.com)
Please make a miracle for Marleigh!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Children's Congress!!!

This summer I had the AMAZING opportunity to go to Washington, D.C. and meet with our state's Congressmen and their staff. 5 other NJ delegates and I shared our stories with our Congressmen and asked them to continue funding for a cure. I even had the chance to personally shake hands with our Vice President; Joe Biden!!! I have to say, Children's Congress was truly amazing... To wake up in the morning knowing that there was 160 other Type One Diabetics that were going to breakfast with measuring cups, their blood sugar meter, juice boxes, insulin, and all of the other necessary things needed to keep themselves alive. - It made me feel like I was just any other kid. 

Children's Congress was also very inspiring; not only for me but for all 161 delegates from across the U.S. and around the world. There were also many great Celebrity Role-Models who are Type One Diabetics as well. The list includes Mary Mouser (an actress who starred in Frienemies!), Charlie Kimball (Indiana 500 Race-car Driver), Sam Talbot (Chef who works with the Food Network), and many more! Even NBA Star Ray Allen appeared in honor of his son, Walker Allen, who is a T1D as well. Many delegates (including ME!! :), had the chance to ask some of these role-models questions about how they manage their T1D while pursuing their dreams at the same time. It made me realize that I can do anything I want, even though my T1D makes things really difficult for me. 
Even though the government is funding research for T1D now, in September of 2014 funding for the Special Diabetes Program will expire!!! The SDP is one of the main programs funding research for a cure, contributing $150 million each year it is renewed. If funding for this program stops, every project focused on finding a cure stops.  Research that helps me, and millions of other Type One Diabetics not have to prick our fingers, check our blood-sugars, get shots of insulin, and all of the other difficult things that come with being a Type One Diabetic. That’s why we all of us delegates went to D.C. this summer to continue the funding!!!!! :-)
Overall,  I have to say...
Children's Congress was an AMAZING once-in-a-lifetime experience! :-)
I made so many life-long friends and also made so many amazing memories.
Children's Congress was so much fun, I made so many friends, and I really hope that we all made a difference!
Let's help turn Type One into Type NONE!
-Rachel :-) <3

Monday, August 19, 2013

Mary Mouser

I am crazy about Mary Mouser!  Mary Mouser is an actress from the Disney movie "Frenemies" and ABC's "Body of Proof".   I met her at Children's Congress.  She is really, really, really nice!  I remember the time that JDRF announced the celebrities for Children's Congress: Rachel and me were FaceTimeing and Rachel said that she had just seen somebody post on Facebook that the celebrity e-mail was out.  We quickly checked our e-mails and saw the celebrities.  I was so excited!  I was looking at all of them and seeing who they were and then Rachel said "Look!  She's from Frenemies!" and I got really excited becuase I had just watched the beginning of Frenemies a couple days before.  And then I asked her who and she said Mary Mouser!  We both were so excited!  Then when we were in Washington and Rachel, Me, and a couple of other girls were standing near the elevaters at the hotel and we saw her get out of one of the elevaters and we all got really excited!  After that she was a couple of people behind me while I was waiting in line for dinner.  I found Rachel at the back of the line and she came up with me to get her autograph.  She also complemented my nails and my necklace!  Then we were at a dinner for Children's Congress and I went up to her and she took a picture with me!
Mary Mouser is AWESOME!!!  
Tonight Frenemies is on Disney Channel at 9:00.  


Saturday, August 17, 2013

Summer Jamboree!

Earlier today I went to a Summer Jamboree for diabetic patients and their families at the hospital I go to! It was really fun!  Me, my mom, and my sister (Leah) went.  Here are some pictures:
Leah and me with Lenny the Lion!  I wore my Children's Congress t-shirt.
I got my face painted!


Tuesday, August 13, 2013


I am missing Children's Congress so much.  One month ago at this time I had just gotten home from Washington three days before.  I miss so many things.

  • I miss seeing everybody everyday.  
  • I miss watching everybody check their blood sugars and bolus on their insulin pumps.  
  • I miss seeing Crystal Bowersox in line at Starbucks or standing in the elevator with Mary Mouser.  
  • I miss seeing all of the other delegates at breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  
  • I miss knowing that everywhere I go there will be another Type 1 Diabetic there too.  
  • I miss not carrying around my Children's Congress bag with my schedule and camera. 
  • I miss going to bed and knowing the next morning will be another great day of Children's Congress. 
  • I miss sleeping in the same hotel as 161 families with Type 1 Diabetics.  
  • I miss getting up early and riding the elevator down to breakfast to see all of the other delegates.  
  • I miss wearing my Children's Congress shirt and khakis.
I miss everything about Children's Congress.


Me at Children's Congress