Girl from Calmar hoping to raise awareness for diabetes

Photo courtesy of Ashlynn O'Hara

Diabetes fundraiser this Saturday

A 10-year-old-girl from Calmar is doing her to try and find a cure for diabetes.

Ashlynn O'Hara has been living with type 1 diabetes since August of 2016 and on Saturday she'll be at the Rabbit Hill Snow Resort selling bracelets she made and raising money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation(JDRF).

O'Hara tells The One News what's the hardest part about dealing with her condition.

"Trying to keep my blood sugar levels between a 4 and 8 and lots of things can affect my numbers, like activity, body temperature, food, excitement, and sleep," says O'Hara.

She adds" all of the support and help pushes me to fight harder and keeps me going, someone said that I was an inspiration, that was the nicest thing I've ever heard and I never thought my fight for a cure would inspire others".

Ashlynn hopes to raise money so that other diabetics can afford life-saving equipment like Dexcon, a device that continuously monitors your glucose level.

For more information just visit https://bit.ly/2TkjOlh or by going to https://www.rabbithill.com/specials/family-winter-festival/.  (JSL/THE ONE NEWS)

 

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