It’s not easy having Celiac Disease.
But…ya know what?
It’s not easy being the sibling of a kid with a chronic diagnosis either.
When you want to take gymnastic lessons, but the budget can’t budge because of test strips, co-payments, and gluten-free groceries.
When you’re in the middle of a super fun bike ride, but have to stop because your sister has a low blood sugar.
When you can’t wait for a stop at the ice cream store, but find out your sister’s blood sugar is super high, so you have to wait a little longer.
It’s not fair.
And, yet, these little girls are patient. They don’t complain. They are willing to do anything asked of them in support of their sister.
By the age of 3, they each knew how to call 911 to report an emergency.
By the age of 4, they each knew how to test her blood sugar themselves.
They’ve retrieved countless juice boxes over the years.
They’ve walked miles upon miles alongside her to raise funding, awareness, and hope for a cure.
They’ve accepted their roles in this life with a gracious smile.
I am proud of them for a million reasons.
The way they support their sister is just one of them.