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It Will Only Take 5 Minutes and 5 Dollars

February 3, 2015

I may not be happy all the time; who is? I am, however, always grateful. If I had been alive 100 years ago, or in a different country, I might not be alive today. The Spare A Rose campaign exists to help children diagnosed in third world countries gain access to insulin. The campaign runs from February 1 – February 14, urging people to stop giving a romantic present which will die, and instead focus on giving life. “Flowers die, Children shouldn’t.”

I have started an Instagram & Facebook photo campaign for the next two weeks, and I’m here to share these with you. I will try to update this post every day. Please share this with everyone you know and let’s keep these children alive.

February 1: It’s Super Bowl Sunday and I’m so excited to be able to cheer for my hometown team tonight. But while you’re thinking about who you’ll be with, what you’ll be drinking and eating and who you’ll be cheering for, think about the two players (one on each team) who lost their fathers to #diabetes complications. Think about how hard that must’ve been. Now think about the children who are diagnosed without access to insulin. What a terrible world where life saving medication exists, but not everyone has access to it. TODAY is the first day of the #SpareARose campaign. Spend $5 and you will give a child one month worth of life saving insulin. Let’s start strong and give more children hope and a chance for a better life.


February 2: To children without access to insulin, it doesn’t matter whether Puxatony Phil saw his shadow or not, because six weeks may be longer than they’ll be alive. If you spare two roses today ($10), you can give a child two months worth of life saving insulin! #diabetes #SpareARose


February 3: Want to extend a child’s life by a month? It’s really this easy. #diabetes #SpareARose


February 4: Flowers die, children shouldn’t. #diabetes #SpareARose


3 Comments leave one →
  1. February 3, 2015 1:30 PM

    Love the photos- especially the Lantus and the $5 bill. It does a good job of showing how something so simple to many of us- $5- can go a long way for someone else.

  2. February 3, 2015 2:03 PM

    Great photos! Though I’m wondering what that logo is in the background of your first photo:)

  3. February 3, 2015 4:19 PM

    Love it, I’ve already donated, but will probably donate more!!

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