Two summers ago, I went on a three week long trip to Costa Rica with my summer camp. It was a trip I had been looking forward to ever since I began going to camp when I was going into sixth grade. When I first began going to camp I did not have type one diabetes; I was diagnosed in May of my seventh grade year. I knew that Type One would not stop me from going on this trip that I was so excited for. The trip was everything I wanted and more. I was with 15 of my best friends and three amazing counselors whom I trusted and loved very much.
One of my favorite activities we did on the trip was white water rafting. My counselors made sure that I had my testing kit and sugar with me and secured in a waterproof box on the raft. They made me feel so comfortable and not nervous. I participated in every single long, strenuous activity on the trip, (even a hike up a volcano) without any issues. I went into the trip with the mindset that I would not let Type One hold me back from anything, and it didn’t. Going to Costa Rica was one of the best experiences of my life!