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Spare a Rose

January 31, 2014

I am lucky. My guess is that most of you reading this are lucky too. Living in Boston I am often focused on my current diabetes technology and what is coming next (Artificial Pancreas project anyone?). I usually forget about the majority of children living in the world with type 1 diabetes. When they are diagnosed with diabetes, it is often a death sentence because they don’t have access to insulin. Luckily, the Life for a Child organization is here, and doing something about it.


It’s the #SpareARose campaign. For the price of one rose ($5), you can provide insulin to one child for one month. A dozen roses gives a child life juice for a whole year. Any living rose you give in two weeks won’t last that long, so please consider giving life this season. The goal is to raise $10,000. With your help, we can do it.

If you have more questions, International Diabetes Federation (IDF) answers them here.

If you’re worried that the recipient of the would be roses would be upset with less roses, give them a Certificate of Awesome (no really). There are two different certificates to choose from.

Card1Card2I cannot comprehend what it must be like to live like this, not knowing if you’ll have insulin to survive. But let’s help. Donate. Share this post. Share the links. Hashtag the hell out of it and spread the word #SpareARose. Let’s get out and save some lives.

Other bloggers write way better than I do and here are some of their takes on this:

Heather (IDF)

I KNOW there will be more, and if you find them before I do, please leave a comment with that post. Everyone has their own views and ways to inspire you to donate. Whichever one you think will get your peers to donate, please share!

2 Comments leave one →
  1. bennetdunlap permalink
    January 31, 2014 10:56 AM


    Love the idea of sharing links and there is a place on the Spare A Rose site to do that:

    Fill out this little form and the site will get updated.

  2. January 31, 2014 2:15 PM

    Reblogged this on The Daily Advocate By Painspeaks.

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