6-Year-Old Diabetic Boy Sold Hundreds Of Pumpkins So That He Could Use The School Bus
October 31, 2018
Many diseases are rapidly becoming younger: the number of children who suffer from “age-related” conditions is increasing every year. If parents want to ensure that their kids don’t feel different from their peers, they must resort to peculiar methods, since modern society isn’t fully prepared for this.
6-year-old Ian Unger from Michigan was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (insulin-dependent, requiring constant monitoring of blood sugar) when he was only 4. He felt different from other children when he entered kindergarten; with no aide to look after him, he couldn’t ride with the other kids on the school bus, and was desperately dreaming of it. The child’s condition required constant monitoring. One of the nurses who looked after Ian at school recommended that he get a service dog specially trained in diabetes.