Friday 9 December 2011

A D-Mom is...Superwoman

"Pumped for the Cure" was a benefit concert in support of TEAM DYLAN and the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes in May 2010. A number of young performers from Harmony House Music Studio in North Vancouver showcased their talents in an effort to raise funds and awareness for JDRF and their mission to find a cure for type 1 diabetes. One of the performers, Kylie Conibear, displayed her incredible talent in her rendition of the Alicia Keys hit, "Superwoman."

It struck me recently how perfectly this song describes the many parents of children with diabetes, both moms and dads, who fight for their children every day. From finger pokes, to injections and infusion set changes, to carb counting, to night time blood sugar checks and on-the-fly bolusing, d-parents rock. We monitor, advocate, fundraise, share, tweet, organize, and just plain worry, to ensure that our kids have the best life possible. A long life, free of complications. We don't have special powers and we don't wear fancy uniforms with capes. We are everyday heroes; our children's superheroes.

Dylan was so moved by the talents of the Harmony House performers that he joined the performance training group in September of this year and will be performing, live and onstage, for the first time tonight, and again tomorrow night. Stay tuned for clips of Dylan's performances...

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