I need your help! Recently Brooks Biagini, Executive Director of the North Florida Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), contacted me to ask if I would together a basket for their upcoming Miracles in the Moonlight Gala on October 22nd. Without hesitation I said yes. Let me tell you why…
About a month ago someone close to my family had a daughter diagnosed with Type I Diabetes at only 1 year of age. It was devastating to her family not only because she is the cutest, sweetest little girl, but they did not know what was wrong with her for a while and if they didn’t get her to the doctor when they did she would have gone into a diabetic coma.
She is doing great thanks to the dedication of her mom and dad and the help of JDRF who sent out a mom who went through a similar tragedy to help their family through this tough time. What I have learned since then is that many people diagnosed with Type I Diabetes can also have Celiac Disease. Since learning this, Brooks has shared my blog and facebook page with some of her families who have children with Type I Diabetes and Celiac Disease.
So will you help me fill a Gluten-Free Jacksonville basket that can be auctioned off at their gala?
What I need for the basket:
– Non-perishable food items that are “certified gluten-free”
– Gift certificates to restaurants that have gluten-free offerings and take extra precautions for those with celiac disease
– unused books or resources
I am willing to drive to you to pick them up and if you are a restaurant or grocery store I will make sure you get credit and notoriety with the basket. Please just comment on this post and I will contact you offline to coordinate pick up!