Although I was part of the planning process of the Marjorie's Fund NYC Initiative Launch, I had no idea how powerful and meaningful it would actually be until this past Saturday when the event took place.  
The afternoon included diabetes friendly snacks, live video conversations with type 1 diabetics from around the world, and a recently filmed video of Marjorie's sister, Jennifer who spoke beautifully about what it meant to support Marjorie through her struggle with type 1 diabetes.  The overarching theme of the event was to celebrate the loved ones of type 1 diabetics and to form support communities of diabetics and non-diabetics alike.  I learned a lot about how people of different people live with their diabetes, from people similar in age to my dad, to a four-year-old girl.  

The event concluded with a presentation by Riva Greenberg (an author and certified health coach) who spoke to the importance of type 3s.  A type 3 is someone like me - someone who doesn't have diabetes but is connected with a loved one who does, and therefore is constantly involved in their health and happiness.  

This event really enforced the reason I created KIDDs in the first place, and I am thankful to have been a part of the planning process as well as one of the type 3s who attended.  

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