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Spare A Rose, Save A Child : Can You Spare $5 or More To Deliver Insulin


Sometimes, all you have to do is Stop, Look, and Listen. Then you see the blessings surrounding you and give thanks.

Visit Spare A Rose Save A Child website to donate

Click here or visit http://www.p4dc.com/spare-a-rose/ for more information

I have several unopened vials of Insulin in my refrigerator waiting to be used thanks to my health insurance and my co-pays. It still costs too much. However, I have it. Without insulin, persons with Type 1 diabetes would look pretty darn weak, sick or worse. But that’s another story for another day. Today, it’s time to raise some awareness.

The International Diabetes Federation runs a program called Life for a Child. Life for a Child provides insulin as well as other diabetes supplies and education to more than 12,000 impoverished children living in 43 developing countries. Without this help, there is a good chance they would not survive. In some areas, the life expectancy of a child with type 1 diabetes is less than one year.

In honor of Valentine’s Day, the Diabetes Online Community is spreading the news about the “Spare a Rose, Save a Child” campaign encouraging people to spend the amount they would spend on one rose to save the life of one child. Just five dollars will help support a child for a month. A dozen roses would help a child for a year. The IDF’s goal for 2014 is to raise $10,000!

Insulin was first invented in 1921. It’s not a cure, but no one should die from diabetes in 2014 because of lack of insulin. Insulin is available. So let’s get it to those who need it most. Thanks for your help!


Author: werthecure01

Diabetes doesn't define me; it inspires me to define the future for individuals living with autoimmune diseases like Type 1 diabetes. -- Mike Anderson, diagnosed 1998.

2 thoughts on “Spare A Rose, Save A Child : Can You Spare $5 or More To Deliver Insulin

  1. Thanks for sharing the word. I can’t imagine not having access it insulin for my kids. Share the love, spare a rose!

  2. Hello Bennet. Glad to help in a small way.

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