A Sweet Life - Helping Children with Diabetes in El Salvador be Happy and Healthy
Working with Asocacion Salvadoreña de Diabeticos,
headed by Dr. Cerritos
We are bringing Health, Happiness, Empowerment to Children with Diabetes, born in poverty in El Salvador.
Since 2004, with Fundacion Manos Del Sur in Miami
The project is no longer on the website since we completed it.
Why this project: People with Diabetes are the most under-served population in terms of awareness and terms of health education and medical assistance.
Kids can be happy and healthy only if they and their families receive proper education and treatment. If the children are not adequately treated, the result is severe: amputations, kidney failure, blindness, heart failure, and other debilitating symptoms.
This project helps with the purchase of treatment, insulin, oral medicine, and medical supplies. Treatment is contingent on the kids and families receiving education by ASADI, the Diabetes Association.
This project included a team of caring people: donors in El Salvador and abroad, volunteer doctors, educators, and the children's families. The children's group have all grown up and are now taking care of themselves.
They have grown up!
It is a family Effort
With the parents
Back in 2006 wow they have grown up
Kids speaking to Kids
Sharing their experiences during the Walk for Diabetes in El Salvador
Having a Healthy Meal at Camp
Children are also taught how to eat, what to avoid. The parents are instructed as well. The only way to help, is to include the family.
This kids smile for their picture
For the angels that Sponsor them.
Once a year in November the Children get together for a weekend of fun and games and learning more about their condition and the challenges they face.
Learn and play
To learn about their special biological condition.
Santa Mama Gloria Margarita
Un angel. que siempre esta allí por sus niños y adultos que llegan a pedir ayuda.
With the educators and the Manager to second from left in first row.
At Camp once a year
To receive support from Association and peers, as well as to keep on learning how to manage condition and to overcome psychological barriers.
Having Fun at Xmas Party
During Xmas Party
2010 Christmas Party