As of May 1 2018, we will be donating 1% of online sales (from colibricanada.com) to JDRF!
JDRF is committed to improving the lives of everyone living with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) and provides funding to accelerate treatment options and research in hopes of finding a cure.
This cause is near & dear to our hearts as Sandra's son Charlie was diagnosed with T1D in July 2016.
T1D has no traceable cause; there is no cure and no way to prevent it or determine who will get it. For Charlie, managing his diabetes looks like this:
- checking his blood sugar and injecting insulin 6-8 times per day (and throughout the night when needed)
- monitoring when and what he eats, measuring/weighing food to count carbohydrates and calculate insulin doses
- treating low/high blood sugar levels by eating carbohydrates or injecting insulin as required
Charlie consults with Sandra throughout the day to help him keep his blood sugar in a safe range so he can participate in school and sports activities. He is a competitive diver and swimmer. Being a business owner has been huge in allowing flexibility to provide Charlie the support he needs.
We are thrilled to help Charlie raise money for JDRF to advance research and one day find a cure!