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El Paso Giving Day is TODAY, and I am asking you to join us in our efforts to make this the most awesome day of giving El Paso has ever seen! Thank you for investing and believing in our mission, together we will make difference in our community.
El Paso Diabetes made history 50 years ago when it opened its doors as the FIRST source of diabetes support and education in the area in 1968! At that time, Mrs. Estelle Goldman and Dr. Laurance Nickey recognized the need for information and support specifically for El Paso children being diagnosed with diabetes. It can be very scary for a child and their parents when they are first diagnosed, but El Paso Diabetes Association offers the support to help make the adjustments necessary to regain health and live wonderful lives.
El Paso Diabetes Summer Camp for children with diabetes has been a wonderful source of camaraderie and carefree fun for these children and their parents. The children get to be kids being kids, in teams with children just like them. There are numerous support staff, including nurses, diabetes educators, doctors and volunteers who understand the special needs of diabetic children.
In 2018, the campers enjoyed visits to Top Golf, Adventure Zone and the El Paso Zoo. They played games, had arts & crafts, and splashed in the pool. The most impactful experience for many was the feeling of being understood and accepted by their peer campers and chaperones.
Please make history with us again as we embark on our next 50 years of service to El Paso’s children. We have plans to increase our support of El Paso’s diabetic children with a fun “cooking” class and support group. Many of our camp families ask for year round gatherings and support. Please help us make this happen for them!