My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi, Inc., Ridgeland, MS, USA
When I was eight years old, I was diagnosed with Juvenile Type 1 Diabetes, and I can speak for my mother and I when say that if it had not been for the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi, Inc., we would have been lost in this very confusing and terrifying phase. Attending Camp Kandu twice a year, hanging out with kids that shared the same disease that I did, and my mother attending meetings with new information about the disease we were all battling made it easier to cope with. It filled us with hope and inspiration. I now volunteer as a camp counselor there, sharing personal testimonies from growing up with this disease, offering an interesting perspective as a person who has been through the things that these families are now being, unfortunately, introduced to. It’s a wholesome and fulfilling experience unlike any other. I will always and forever be grateful for this organization, for what they did for my family and for what they continue to do for others like mine.