In today’s climate where any opinion seems to be a wrong opinion……….to someone; would you like to do something to feel just a little better inside? I think we all could say, “I wish I had a little more.” “Life would just be a tad easier if…….” I think we all have said that at some time or another and, perhaps, some even say it today. What I DO KNOW without a doubt is that there are children in this world who will go to bed tonight and not know if there will be an insulin shot waiting for them tomorrow…….to stay alive
Sort of puts much into perspective doesn’t it?
In 2013, some members of our very own diabetes community came up with a wonderful idea called “Spare a Rose, Save a Child“. Simply put; this year for Valentines’s Day, spare one rose, give one less, and send the cost of JUST THAT ONE ROSE ($5.00) to help a child get what they need dealing with their diabetes.
Did you know that just $5.00 could be a month of insulin for one child? Well, it can be.
In fact 1 Rose= $5.00 enough for one month
2 Roses=$10.00 enough for 2 months
3 Roses=$15.00 enough for 3 months
…..and so on.
So think about it. It’s my opinion that you will feel pretty good about doing so………I ‘m pretty sure that’s an opinion all would be in agreement. Click here……make a difference. Spare a Rose, Save a Child.
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I was pondering whether to give you roses this year and all I kept thinking is; but roses die. Sure they will look good for a little while, but roses die.
Surely I could find a better way to spend some money than just giving something already cut, and already dying.
Surely we are both beyond the limit in our sensitivity to diabetes. The impact in our lives has been earth shattering, But yet, what we go through is nothing compared to other regions of the world that a diagnosis can also mean a death sentence. Some countries are THAT FAR behind in caring for their own people.
Roses are pretty, but roses die.
I hope it’s okay with you, Valentine, but this year I’m going to allow the roses meant for you to stay implanted in the ground and donate the money to help a child who is not as lucky as ours. Every five dollars donated translates to one month of insulin for a child in need.
It’s a simple program called Spare a Rose, Save a Child. No one should die from not having insulin and the International Diabetes Federation will take our donation and make sure that insulin helps those children in need. Anyone can do it, just by clicking right here.
Let’s hope others give a simple $5 as well.
A rose does not have to die, and neither should a child. Please help today.
Happy Valentines Day.
I am a diabetes dad.
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A rose is just a rose is the saying. Another is a rose by any other name is still a rose. But what if the cost of just one rose could make a difference in a child’s life. What if instead of giving 12 roses to your loved one this year you only gave eleven.
And the twelfth one went to save a life.
Now that’s a sweet-smelling bouquet, yes?
For this Valentines’ Day, some great folks have joined forces with J&J and have come up with the idea; Spare a Rose, Save a Child. Let me tell you that there is no sweeter smelling flower than the one that helps someone else; or the one that is given in absolute joy; rarely have the two been together as one. Now they are.
The Link will take you to the IDF’s Life for a Child donation page; there you can give the cost of one rose to help a child in need. The IDF site states:
Just $1 a day provides a child with:
- regular insulin
- quality blood glucose monitoring equipment (meter, strips, lancets)
- essential clinical care
- up-to-date diabetes education materials
- specialised diabetes training for medical staff
“The scope of what needs to be done is vast. Diabetes management is complex. While the first step is getting access to insulin, it needs to be followed up with education on managing diabetes, extending sustained care and also improving the quality of care. This takes both time and ongoing resources, so donations such as yours are crucial to the success and longevity of the Life for a Child Programme. Thank you for your contribution.”
I leave it to you on how much you would pay for a rose; but I assure that the gift of roses you present this year will smell that much sweeter because one rose went to save a child’s life.
Make a donation today. Click here. Even a $1.00 will help—-imagine.
I am a diabetes dad.