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A Bionic Friendship: Introducing Addy and Ally

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Addy was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes on July 25, 2005.

Ally was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes on February 10, 2009.

They live several states apart, and their paths probably wouldn’t have ever crossed if their mothers, Wendy and Misty, hadn’t been active bloggers in the Diabetes Online Community. Before Facebook and Twitter began defining the landscape of social media, Wendy and Misty were seeking online support by sharing their personal journeys of raising a child with diabetes through their online journals.

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In 2010, Ally sent Addy a special little book she made about her “diabetes friends”…

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Since then, the girls have kept in touch, supporting each other via e-mail…

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And Skype…

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And, most recently, text messaging (YIKES!)…

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Addy and Ally (and their families) met for the first time in person at the 2012 CWD Friends for Life Conference

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Then again in 2013

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So, perhaps this IS a story about two girls…but it’s also a story about two families…

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Two families who have three little girls each, the oldest of whom has Type 1 Diabetes.

Two families who long for the day their girls — and every person with T1D — will experience life without the constant “basal thinking” that is necessary to survive from one glucose check to the next.

Two families who are bonded through this journey, and whose lives have been forever changed because of Type 1 Diabetes.

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This post is part of a series of updates documenting Addy and Ally’s experiences as part of a clinical trial for the Bionic Pancreas in the Summer of 2014.
Postscsript – I don’t generally use my daughter’s real name here, on the ol’ bloggy blog.
Each of my girls actually have their own cutsie nicknames, but I’m making an exception today, because putting the names “Addy and Ally” together is too sweet {pun intended} not to!
I know.
Stop laughing.
I’m really not that sappy all the time.
  • Misty says:

    Well now you made me cry!! I LOVE this…and this is also why I love you! You have always had a way of taking what is in my mind and puting it on paper. I could not have said this any better. Feel so blessed to be on this journey with you…and that Ally has Addy too!

    July 10, 2014 at 9:22 am
  • Sara says:

    Watching those two in action together is so awesome!

    I have some of the same conversations with my DOC friends. I can’t tell you the number of puppy pictures I have seen from Jess and Kim. We need to talk about boys more often though for sure!

    July 12, 2014 at 4:12 pm

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