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[IPn] How it all began - conclusion

We left off yesterday with Insulin Pumpers established, up and 

Fundamentally this story not so much about how Insulin Pumpers got 
started as it is about a parent of a young girl dx'd with diabetes 
and having to fight the "system" to get equitable health care. Not so 
different from today, sadly. It's the story about the successes and 
how the realization of how valuable an insulin pump is to quality of 
life. This turned into a lucky break that allowed for the creation of 
Insulin Pumpers and the fullfillment of a wish to somehow make a 
difference for other people with diabetes, not just my kid. It 
worked! here we are today!!  

So, what about Lily? Lily grew up playing soccer with her team 
standing around her while she checked her bg's, hoping she would be 
OK to start. She played class 1 in our local league then premier 
league during high school (high school teem too) as one of the best 
fullback's in the league. Diabetes did not slow her down a bit. She 
graduated from UC San Diego then studied law at UCLA. Today she 
practices both corporate and intellectual property law at a (now 
large) startup based in San Francisco.  

Two years ago she married and just by chance, a gentleman with 
diabetes (Omnipod user). They did not know until after they met that 
they were both T1's. Last year she provided me with my first grand- 
baby, a little boy and she is expecting a girl in April. The new 
parents very pleased!  

Diabetes has not slowed her down, she's happy and successful.

For those interested in Lily's perspective, there is a widely re- 
published (in the diabetes community) article she wrote years ago 
expressing her feelings about wearing a pump. You can read it on the 
Insulin Pumpers "KIDS" page. Here's the link to the story:  


To the business at hand. Insulin Pumpers need to raise funds to help 
cover operations for Q4 2019. Please support Insulin Pumpers with a 
contribution to our pledge drive. Raising money is difficult and a 
small contribution from you would help a lot.   

A sustaining contribution of $5 or $10 a month would be amazing! 
If you can't afford a monthly pledge, please make a contribution of 
what you can afford, at least once a year.

You can make a contribution with any of these links.


To help in a big way with a donation of $100 or more, please 
challenge the other members to match your generosity here:


Insulin Pumpers accepts, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AMEX and most 
other credit and debit cards.

AND...Yes, Insulin Pumpers has joined the 21st century, we do accept 
crypto currency, Bitcoin, Ethereum, etc....

...and not to be outdone, we accept JUNK CARS running or not, we'll 
arrange to tow them away if necessary.


You can mail a contribution by check to:

	Insulin Pumpers
	558 Valley Way
	Milpitas, CA 95035

My best regards,

Michael Robinton
Executive Director
Insulin Pumpers

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