Last June, Judi Kunkle and her family were all stunned when her 11 year old daughter, Lily, slipped into a coma and was then diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. Lily luckily came out of the coma and survived, but is now forced to face this disease everyday.
Wanting to help her daughter, Judi relentlessly researched Type 1 Diabetes and found out that Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes are often mistakenly thought to be the same. While Type 1 is a disease that attacks insulin, a hormone that helps the body digest sugar, Type 2 is a disorder where the body doesn’t use insulin correctly. Judi also discovered that many parents of children with Type 1 didn’t know what was happening when they started showing symptoms. With this being such a common misconception and with so many people not getting the proper facts, Judi knew she needed to spread awareness to save lives.
It was so great to create some awesome t-shirts for the river guides from Whitewater Challengers! Whitewater Challengers is a whitewater rafting company that guarantees exhilarating, outdoor family fun. They’ve been operating in Weatherly, PA on the Lehigh River since 1974, and also have four other locations in New York state on the Moose, Salmon, Black, and Hudson Rivers.