Breakfast at 7.
Bus to the “The Hill”.
Day 3 was jam packed with meetings with our legislators, a photo op with Vice President Biden, a Senate Hearing, and then a flight to Orlando.
I lived in the DC area for quite a long time, but I never actually visited the Senate and House of Representatives buildings. When Sugar and I participate in advocacy work at our state level, it’s a short jaunt from one building to the next — there’s just a courtyard in between.
But getting between both sides in DC, required a cab ride! This was quite exciting for Sugar, as she hadn’t ever experienced a cab ride before. I’m pretty sure we could have spent the day hailing a cab from one side to the next, and she would have thought it was as exciting as a day at an amusement park. Alas, hailing cabs wasn’t what we were there to do, and so it was time to get down to business.
In the order of our meetings…
Then we were whisked off through the underground tunnels to meet the rest of our group for a picture with Vice President Biden…
|Photo courtesy of Camera 1.
Sugar is in the third row; 3rd kiddo in front of the girl wearing an orange sweater.
The VP is hanging with the suits, wearing a purple tie.
No time for lunch…we were off to a Senate Hearing where we would share in the sentiment of testimonies to Congress…pleading our case as to why continued research funding for Type 1 Diabetes is so important. You can see all the testimonies HERE.
But not until I tell you all about our adventure with Hallie and Sweets first. Stay tuned!
Further JDRF Children’s Congress Reading from CHB:
You’ve Got Mail — Finding out Sugar was selected to be a 2013 Delegate.
Media Blitz — Media coverage leading up to JDRF Children’s Congress.
14 Units — The sinking realization that your child’s life-sustaining insulin is in a fridge 3 hours away.
JDRF CC Day 1