How did Danusia celebrate her sweet sixteen? By a solo trip to Italy! She has been learning Italian for a while and decided to test her skills in Italy. Danusia loves to learn the beautiful tongue, but she dreams about becoming a professional videographer, because she says that films are the best way of sharing stories between people. Danusia is seventeen, and she likes hanging out with her friends. A regular teenager, you might think. What does she have in common with the GOCC?
Danusia has been living with type 1 diabetes since she was three years old.
Danusia was one of the first children, who have received personal insulin pumps within the framework of our Nationwide Programme for Personal Insulin Pump Treatment for Children. A personal insulin pump allows the child to enjoy an active lifestyle, because the device measures blood sugar and monitors it automatically.
Today, Danusia monitors her disease by herself, and even though it requires a lot of patience and has to be done systematically, she does not stop to complain even for a moment. We keep our fingers crossed for you, and will be looking out for your name in film credits in the future!
In 2009, the National Health Fund began to finance personal insulin pumps for children, and the Foundation decided to terminate the programme in order to focus on supporting pregnant women with diabetes instead.
The family-friendly 5K run is now a traditional element of the Grand Finale celebrations. We are gearing up to hold the 11th edition of the race will be held in aid of purchasing insulin pumps for pregnant women with diabetes and teaching CPR in Polish schools.
There is no time like now, and there is very precious little time left to volunteer for a Collection Centre and help organise a fundraiser for your local community. Become a Grand Finale volunteer in 8 easy steps.
There is something magical about snail mail. And something so special about having your own stamp - after all it used to be a privilege reserved to crowned heads of state! We were delighted to have been commemorated with stamps with our logo in the previous years, but alas, this year Polish Post removed our stamp from their schedule...