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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Once upon a time.......

Learned some exciting news today! At this year’s Children With Diabetes conference, Disney introduced a special new character named Coco. Coco is a young monkey with type 1 diabetes! You may recognize her from Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. She is often hanging out with her pals there. She sports a trendy diabetes bracelet and is friends with Mickey, Minnie, Goofy and the rest of the gang.Her diabetes will not be discussed on the show- but rather a series of books that will be released a few at a time over the next few years.

The first book is about Coco attending Goofy’s birthday party. At first, Goofy thinks that Coco can’t come because of her diabetes. But Coco and her mom explain that she can do everything the other guests can as long as she plans for it. Coco is a happy, active and well-adjusted young monkey who is excited to attend the party and eager to talk about her diabetes.

Disney is also holding an essay contest. The "lucky" winner will receive a trip for 4 to Florida to attend the 2012 Children with Diabetes Annual International Conference from July 4-8, 2012!!

Click on the link below to learn more about entering:

Kaci's Diaversary is coming up in just 8 days! Here is a link to a blog entry I wrote just a few days after she was diagnosed on July 28, 2009. It is called "Lucky Ladybug" and just may give me an idea for my contest entry!

Let me know what you think....

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