Children say it Best!


Caitlin Sweeney, age 9, shared her personal mission with the attendees of the Maine Walk Awards Ceremony, held March 1.

“My goal for the year is to help find a cure for type 1 diabetes.  I’m going to try to accomplish this goal by asking more people to come to the diabetes fundraisers!  I will not give up.  I promise to stand strong! I want to help because I see my brother suffer every day and I want it to stop!  I can’t stand it anymore.  I want him to be happy!  I know that he’s normal, but inside of my heart, he’s special.  I will pass out flyers.  If that doesn’t work, I will make the money myself.  I will save up money.  I will work hard.  Like I said earlier, I will stand strong.  I will help him get through it.  I might set up a lemonade stand.  He is my hero.  I hope whoever is reading this will help me too.  As you can see I want to help my brother.”

Submitted by: Caitlin Sweeney

Attendees of the Maine Walk Ceremony were all emotionally moved by her heart-warming plea for a cure for type 1 diabetes. Caitlin and her family live in Maine.  Their JDRF Walk Team name is Aidan’s Activists.

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