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"I just want to have a peaceful life"

"I Just want to have a peaceful life"
"I Just want to have a peaceful life"

My seven-year old son just said this to his doctor last week.

My husband and son are riding in the Tour de Cure in Milwaukee this year.

My son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes almost 5 years ago at the age of 2 1/2. He is now using an insulin pump which has helped but he's had to endure far more pain then a child his age should. He's endured thousands of shots and finger sticks; many pump changes, blood tests, IVs, dilation of eyes (and you know how that stings) and the discomfort of high and low blood sugars. He's one brave kid. He did not even make a sound when he broke his arm in March. He just had tears streaming down his face.

He's my little hero.

They are riding for a cure. Sam told me today that perhaps this time enough money would be raised for his cure. We can only hope.

Proud to be Sam's mom,

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