I'M GREATER THAN!
Warrior of the Week is a little different this time as we would love to introduce you to 2 warriors that are a type 1 fighting, mother and son, duo! Donna and Levi Snyder!
Donna was diagnosed with Type 1 at the age of 3 1/2 in 1969 so has dealt with this disease for quite some time. She has 3 sons and her youngest, Levi, was as a child just before turning 3 years old and is now currently 17 years old and a senior in high school. Donna says the day that Levi was diagnosed was the first day she was thankful for being a type 1 herself. Donna taught Levi early on all about his care and how to be independent with carb counting and dosing. Levi loves a type 1 camp named Camp Kno-Koma and now that he has become to old to attend, he is a camp counselor every year and loves to encourage younger type one kids.
Donna and Levi, we’ve loved learning about the two of you and know what a special bond you must share. You are both Greater Than 1 every single day and we are happy to choose you both for Warrior of the Week!
Craig Casper over at the Bravest reached out to us a few weeks ago about being a guest on his show! The show is about us sharing our story on Hayden's Type-1 diagnosis, the process we went through, how we felt with it and what we are doing now to contribute. The cuts are still fairly fresh, and the challenges are very real. If you’re a parent of a child with type 1, this will be an important episode for you. Also, if you or someone you know was recently diagnosed, you will certainly gain a lot of perspective from our conversation.