On February 19, 2010, Will Rimmel was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. As his parents entered the ICU that night, the first thing that the doctor said to them was that they would now be Will’s “lifeline.” That statement couldn’t have been truer. From that point on, the Rimmel family knew they needed to do everything that they could to help and find a cure for Will and the other children and adults that are living with this dreadful disease. Their mission as a family is to educate and make others aware of the signs and symptoms of Type 1 Diabetes and the devastating effects that it can have on a body. What began as a simple “Spirit Night” at a local Chick-fil-A restaurant in Winchester, Virginia, has evolved into so much more. As of now, the Rimmel family and the wonderful owners of the local Chick-fil-A restaurants have organized two amazing events that occur annually to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
The Rimmel family motto is “We Will Find a Cure!”
This book is another platform for which the Rimmel family hopes to educate and inform others of Type 1 Diabetes. This light-hearted story reinforces the fact that those dealing with this disease are, in fact, Super Heroes and encourages them to never give up in the fight to find a cure!
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Published October 30, 2012
Children's Books, Literature & Fiction.