No one knows how hard it is to be a sibling of a child with diabetes. No matter how hard we, as parents, try to balance the playing field our child(ren) with diabetes demand so much more attention.
But we certainly try, don’t we parents. My Sunday Hero is Jonathan. Jonathan is a Senior at his high school in Florida and he created a program where siblings can make a difference too.
Jonathan’s “End Zone” is for siblings to run an event and ‘not just do nothing”. Jonathan and his family are very active in diabetes causes and Jonathan spent his summer volunteering in the local office of the diabetes organization they support.
It takes a lot for a teenager to give up their time. It is crystal clear that Jonathan is not only dedicated to curing diabetes but it is quite clear of the love he has for his sister. That is not only commendable; it is downright inspiring. Taka a bow Jonathan, you are Diabetesdad’s Sunday Hero.
Do you know a Hero? A child with or without diabetes who is trying to make a difference? Reply to this post and I would love to feature them here…..in my Sunday Hero. Kids are amazing and kids with diabetes…..are still just kids.