Spare a Rose – Save a Child

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With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I wanted to take a minute to bring to attention something very heart-breaking that is happening around the world.

Right now, if you come to my house and open up my refrigerator you will see a few months’ supplies of insulin in our butter compartment. It’s there and often times – I don’t really SEE it until I look at my calender and know that it’s time for me to open a new vial of insulin for Caylin, but it’s THERE. If you open the first drawer on the left of a bookshelf in our living room you will see that it is full of diabetes supplies – from alcohol pads to lancets to syringes to testing strips. It’s full of supplies to keep Caylin safe and healthy.

A LOT of children are NOT so lucky. In fact, there are so many children in developing countries that die because they don’t have the basic supplies needed to care for their diabetes. How incredibly sad. My heart breaks thinking about these sweet children who are already having to deal with the struggles that diabetes brings into their lives, but to then not have the tools and supplies they need to just keep themselves healthy – well, that’s just so very sad. Lack of access to insulin is the most common cause of death for children with diabetes in many countries around the world. In fact, in some parts of the world, the estimated life expectancy of a child who has just developed diabetes could be less than a year. Sigh.

So this Valentine’s Day – I’m asking you to do something. Instead of requesting flowers from your loved one – or if you are thinking of getting your loved one flowers – do this instead – donate to the “Spare a rose – Save a child” campaign.

Very simply, I want you to donate the value of one rose to spare the life of a child. It’s a simple and as easy as that. You can even donate more to help more children. Just buy one less rose and help a child in need.

Their goal is to raise $10,000 to help these sweet children and they are halfway there. Would you please consider forgoing the flowers that die in a couple of weeks so that a child who needs diabetic supplies won’t die?

You can find out more information and donate HERE.

Thank you, friends.

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