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Estephany’s Story

”I thought that I may have been refused as I have type 1 diabetes..”

Estephany is a young girl supported by the program in Guatemala. She wanted to share her story to encourage younger children living with diabetes:

”My name is Estephany and I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in June, 2009.

At the time I was studying 5th grade at school.  My teachers and classmates were all worried about me as I was absent from school and supported me following my diagnosis.

Throughout high school I never faced discrimination and was able to attend school camp with my friends.  Everyone, including my friends were very encouraging and thought I was brave injecting myself and regularly testing my blood glucose level.

When I decided to study nursing I thought that I may have been refused as I have type 1 diabetes, however, this was not a problem, and I am enjoying the course.

I am so thankful to have all these excellent people to help, including my diabetes team.

I can do anything!”

Support from people like you has helped brighten the world of Estephany, there are many more young people that still need our help, join us and donate now.


Life for a Child USA Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization EIN 47-4901579.

Diabetes Overseas Aid Fund T/A Life for a Child is a registered charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission.

Life for a Child is managed by Diabetes NSW & ACT.

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