2016 Spring Camp Kandu - Thank You to Our Kandu Families!
On behalf of all of us at the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi and our Kandu families, many thanks for your support of Camp Kandu on May 7th!
Almost half of the families at Spring Camp had children diagnosed at one year or less. The parents were thrilled to get a chance to talk with families who have lived the "new normal" for several years and to know that their children would be OK with this change in their lives. All of the parents and grandparents enjoyed the educational programs and seeing their children make lifelong friends. They also gained peace of mind to know that their children were in the capable hands of wonderful volunteers and medical staff from around the state including University of Mississippi Medical Center and Merit Health.
Because of the Kandu families, 41 families are now empowered and educated on caring for their child with diabetes. We have 41 children and teens with diabetes who can be kids again and have made friends who know what it is like to live with diabetes.
Thank you for giving us your time at Spring Camp. We hope you will join us for the next camp in November and help our families learn that life with diabetes is truly a life without limits!